Tuesday, October 25, 2005

The Language of Gender
Wow, it's been a long time since my last post. I've been really busy with school--I still am, so this one will be short.
This really bothers me, and I see it all the time. "The child lost their ball." What's wrong with this sentence? The child is singular, and their is plural. A singular subject does not match with a plural pronoun. Most people do this without thinking, but what's the real reason behind it? The feminist powers that be have taken out the traditional "he" from our language and replaced it with "them." The above sentence should read "The child lost his ball." Is the child really a boy? It doesn't matter. When speaking in the hypothetical, always refer to the hypothetical person as a he. Why? That's how our language works. Don't like it? Get over yourself.

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