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Time for 21st century speak! Use ‘they’ as a singular pronoun.

Here’s the rest of that essay as promised yesterday! We are not being pernicious bitch feminists when we ask you to use ‘they’ rather than ‘he’, we ask you to use ‘they’ because it includes women and girls as equals.

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Generic Masculine Pronoun Still Being Debated! Amazing!

“I think singular pronoun agreement is evolving out of English; most authors I copy-edit use “they” rather than the correct, “he or she” (or variations). Will you abandon pronoun agreement?” Meg Nash, a freelance writer-editor in the Greater Philadelphia area

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