01/JUN/2003 3:38 PM
||Re: Political correctness
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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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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