Document Type

Article

Publication Date

9-1-1992

Keywords

Legal writing, Gender, Pronouns

Organizational Units

Sturm College of Law

Abstract

Regardless of your preference, you should be aware that the use of "he" as a universal gender pronoun now is controversial, and your reader probably will follow only one of two very divergent ideologies. Therefore, fall back on a primary rule of persuasive writing: avoid any words or structures that alienate your rader or distract from your message.

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