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Sites appropriate for this category address the use of third-person singular pronouns in English. Prototypical sites for this category might: (1) describe non-traditional pronouns that avoid gender, (2) explain non-traditional grammar to avoid using gendered pronouns, (3) suggest restructuring of writing to avoid situations where gendered pronouns must be used, or (4) assert that traditional use of gendered pronouns is appropriate.
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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