Text: A NOTE ABOUT GENDER USAGE
The case examples throughout the book tell stories about men and women who have battled depression. in the case of presentations, the mixed use of "he" or "she" is easy, deliberate, and purposeful. How-ever, when I speak in general terms or in terms of principles, I use only masculine pronouns. Why? it is simply too clumsy and distracting to try to work both the masculine and the feminine into each idea. so, to make the book an easier read, I opted for the less-than-perfect choice of the traditional masculine. I hope you will understand that its a choice made not of ignorance or preference but of necessity.
Dear Michael D. Yapko,
I hope you will understand that I do not read works that contain hate-speak, it is a choice made not of ignorance or preference but of necessity.
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