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In the Immortal Words of Charlie Brown, "AAAAAUUUUGH!"

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Submitted by Kepha (United States), Feb 11, 2022 at 23:59

The fate of the English language is apparently in the hands of some very petty and provincial people who, through their gender-bending, are making our language less supple and expressive by their fracturing it through a bunch of identity politics concerns.

I recall a fine lady teacher teaching us that "If someone is in trouble, help him--not them; a singular antecedent requires a singular pronoun, and the 'him' is considered neuter or ambiguous." By today's so called consciousness, we boys should have risen in revolt against an evil, matriarchialist grammar turning us at least temporarily into eunuchs.

The masculine grammatical gender has done double duty for the neuter or ambiguous in many Indo-European and Semitic languages for centuries, if not millennia. Before 1919, Chinese did not gender its pronouns, and afterwards did so only in writing, yet nobody can accuse pre-modern China of being sexually egalitarian.

I wish these feminists and their allies would shut up.

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