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Autor:  Miguel Vieira
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Data:  01/JUN/2003 3:38 PM
Assunto:  Re: Political correctness
 
Mensagem:  Hi, The other answer was interesting... but I have my own explanation. When the women's movement (Feminist movement) was entrenched in the United States, the sex biased pronoun - HE - was switched to a sex neutral pronoun - THEIR. The feminists did some really good lobbying that eventually turned the pronoun - HE - into a politically incorrect pronoun when refering to females. As result, a sex neutral pronoun - THEIR - was implanted in the psyches of the people. So now most people will go out of their way not to be labeled a "sexist" or of being politically incorrect.


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 English Made in Brazil -- English, Portuguese, & contrastive linguistics
Is it correct?  –  Ronaldo Cardoso  01/JUN/2003, 8:38 AM
Re: Is it correct?  –  m robertson  01/JUN/2003, 9:20 AM
'It' as a neutral singular pronoun  –  José Roberto  02/JUN/2003, 10:12 AM
Re: 'It' as a neutral singular pronoun  –  Miguel Vieira  02/JUN/2003, 4:31 PM
Re: 'It' as a neutral singular pronoun  –  pat  02/JUN/2003, 6:29 PM
Re: Is it correct?  –  Roberto Gomes  03/JUN/2003, 9:27 AM
 Re: Political correctness  –  Miguel Vieira  01/JUN/2003, 3:38 PM
Re: Political correctness  –  Elsa  01/JUN/2003, 6:07 PM
pronoun deficiency  –  m robertson  01/JUN/2003, 11:25 PM
Re: Political correctness  –  pat  02/JUN/2003, 7:58 AM
Re: Political correctness  –  Miguel Vieira  02/JUN/2003, 4:18 PM
Re: Political correctness  –  pat  02/JUN/2003, 6:22 PM
Re: Is it correct?  –  André Oliveira  02/JUN/2003, 9:36 AM

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