Re: Debian Project Leader Election 2009: Final call for nominations.
Matthew Johnson <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> How about accepting that "he" is the gender-neutral pronoun in
Because that's not true; “he” is a male-gender pronoun. The pronoun
“he” is sometimes awkwardly and explicitly defined for
gender-neutral use in specific cases, but it's never the case that
“he” is by default understood to be gender-neutral.
The English gender-neutral singular pronoun for people, if such a
pronoun exists in English, is “they”. If someone disagrees, they are
welcome to fight the tide and historical usage, but I think they are
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