How about we just start referring to everyone as “it.”
Here is something that is generic singular that applies to this air head prof: GFY.
You posted this from the article: Our language doesnt make it easy to write in ways that are inclusive, Howard said. We dont have a generic singular, I mean we have he and she. There is no pronoun that is gender-neutral there.
How about we just start referring to everyone as it.
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Ayn Rand’s “Anthem” already addresses this. In about the 4th paragraph we are introduced to the main character, “Our name is Equality 7-2521..”
Here is a description from Amazon that sends chills up my spine:
“In Anthem, Rand examines a frightening future in which individuals have no name, no independence, and no values. Equality 7-2521 lives in the dark ages of the future where all decisions are made by committee, all people live in collectives, and all traces of individualism have been wiped out. Despite such a restrictive environment, the spark of individual thought and freedom still burns in him—a passion which he has been taught to call sinful. In a purely egalitarian world, Equality 7-2521 dares to stand apart from the herd—to think and choose for himself, to discover electricity, and to love the woman of his choice. Now he has been marked for death for committing the ultimate sin. In a world where the great “we” reign supreme, he has rediscovered the lost and holy word—”I.”