Eliminating masculine pronouns, Congressional old boys network goes gender-neutral

Dennis Baron debaron at illinois.edu
Sat Jan 10 05:41:23 UTC 2009


There's a new post on the Web of Language:

Eliminating masculine pronouns, Congressional old boys network goes  
gender-neutral

The House of Representatives is going gender neutral. This week,  
Speaker Nancy Pelosi introduced HR 5, a resolution rewriting the  
standing rules of the 111th Congress to eliminate generic masculine  
pronouns and any other linguistic remnants of this former government  
boys club.

Find out how the House plans to bail out the English language on the  
Web of Language: http://illinois.edu/goto/weboflanguage
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