language equity

Karen Allendoerfer ravena at cco.caltech.edu
Tue Nov 26 10:57:38 EST 1996


In article <ebrown-2311962242340001 at jenkintown3.access1.dh.i-2000.net>,
ebrown at i-2000.com (Ellie Brown) wrote:

> Last week I attended a joint meeting of AWIS (Association for Women in
> Science) and SWE (Society for Women Engineers) where the discussion topic
> was Gender Equity in the Classroom.  One thread involved the perceived
> meaning of words such as "mankind" or the generic pronoun "he".  The women
> in this group were generally between 30 and 60 years old, and almost all
> said that they had always felt included by these terms. 

Really?  I never felt included by these terms.

Karen



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