May 3rd, 2013

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Friday, May 3rd, 2013 10:01 am
A copy arrived unsolicited ETA: as a surprise gift from a friend in the mail last week for [personal profile] maharetr and another copy came addressed to me yesterday. I might have read it and was looking through the table of contents when I found this:

Book - Gender
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.

Me.

*Interesting note: the Amazon preview does not display this page but the Random house one does.
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Friday, May 3rd, 2013 10:06 pm
The Australian Marriage Equality org is looking for someone who could donate some of their time. They are all kinds of lovely and if I knew how to I would be volunteering myself.

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