Oppressed by Pronouns

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    Click the following link which states otherwise :

    One (pronoun) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    Genesis 1:27

    "27 And God made of nought a man to his image and likeness; God made of nought a man, to the image of God; God made of nought them, male and female."

    Genesis 2:24

    "24 Wherefore a man shall forsake [his] father and mother, and shall cleave to his wife, and they shall be twain in one flesh [and two shall be in one flesh]."
     
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    Insignificant in the grand scheme of things. Hardly requires a lengthy discussion.
     
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    I will call them he or she. I am not going to use some silly made up pronouns. That is idiotic.
     
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    This first became an issue back in the 1970's with the maturation of the feminist movement.

    Today you should pick the most appropriate he or she first, then alternate them.

    For example, there has never before been a female US President. But soon there will be.

    So normally in the past you would have always said "he" first and then append it with "or she".

    In the very near future it would be more appropriate to say "she" first and then append it with "or he".

    Go Hillary! Beat Trump!
     
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    "He or she ..."
    Then "She or he ..."
    Then back to "He or she ..."
    Etc.

    This was the universal university technical writing conclusion back in the 1970's.

    Nothing has really changed. The issue is still with us.
     
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    If you don't care about pissing off your readers than nothing matters.

    If there is a reason for you to care then everything matters.
     
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    Sometimes I will use "they" for a gender neutral he/she/it.
     
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    I've got no issues. She, he, he-she, or she-he. That about covers it
     
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    You're correct, but the lunatics are those who don't distinguish between biology and grammar.
     
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    That's what I usually do as well. If a person has a problem with it, they can go to hell.
     
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