The traditional third-person singular pronouns in English (e.g., he, she, his, her) explicitly mention the gender of the person. This can be problematic for some transgendered persons who hope to defy gender boundaries. It can also be problematic for some feminists who hope to minimize bias against women (e.g., with the use of “he” to include men and women).
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