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Can Language Be Gender-Neutral?

Of all the cultural controversies that have stirred up Western intellectuals, politicians, and practically everyone else over the past few decades, perhaps none is so hot as gender. All debates over society and culture involve language to some extent, but those over gender present challenges that are unusually fundamental.

In English, by far the biggest is over whether the pronoun “they” can apply to a…




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Sam Quillen

Sam Quillen

Former linguistics student; current investment bank analyst who sometimes thinks about something other than spreadsheets

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