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  •  The problem with using the masculine all the time (0+ / 0-)

    Is that it makes females not know for sure if they are included.

    I have seen many times when they thought they were, only to have some male turn on them in disdain and disgust (I've seen adult men do this) to say "you are not included!" or something similar.

    It leads to hurt feelings, confusion, and having it pointed out once more that females can never know for sure if they are included in the conversation/action.

    It makes for the timidity you see in so many females. It only takes a few times to make anyone hesitant to assume they are included. It really hurts girls, and sets them up for a lifelong anxiety when it comes to figuring out what's what.

    Only the very strong and those with lots of support from family and friends can overcome this conditioning. The rest are pretty much marginalized by the paralysis of not knowing.

    Women create the entire labor force. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Sympathy is the strongest instinct in human nature. - Charles Darwin

    by splashy on Sat May 04, 2013 at 03:22:46 PM PDT

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