she as a gender-neutral pronoun

Laurence Horn laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Tue Jan 4 00:50:57 UTC 2011

At 6:35 PM -0500 1/3/11, Seán Fitzpatrick wrote:
>More than 25 years ago, Brazelton used "he" and "she" randomly in his baby

It could get tricky, though.  I can't recall his
book, which we still have somewhere on a shelf,
unless we lent it out after we survived the
relevant years, but I distinctly remember The
Parenting Advisor from Princeton U. Press, which
dutifully alternated paragraphs for sex of
babies, but consistently treated all
pediatricians as "he"/"him".


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