Re: sexist language in debian instructions/documentation
Am Montag, 02.08.04 um 22:13 Uhr schrieb Nori Heikkinen:
but foreign, so think they have the upper hand of what their
English textbooks told them in insisting they're correct and i'm
Don't think so. Especially for German language we have the same problem
(and a bit more with "man" = one as we do not use "you" in manuals).
So for German developers, they should be aware of the problem if they
are not much oder as I am.
I and many ohter women do not feel addressed, if only male gender is
Years ago a colleague of mine wrote an invitation for an event. He was
aware of the gender problem. As most of the documents are written with
male pronouns he decided to take the female gender instead of sie/er (=
she/he). - As a result he got protest from most of the men, who felt
not to be addressed. They would have liked the male form even if this
would not have addressed the women.
Making women visible, accept them in daily speech and writing. - That
is one step to equality.