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Old 01-27-2011, 12:59 PM   #40
Cady Goldfield
Join Date: Oct 2006
Posts: 1,025
Re: A response to the articles by Stanley Pranin - Martial arts in a state of decline

Mary and Basia,
Some women might feel left out of posts that refer to "men," but IMO that is being nit-picky and can keep a person from seeing the larger message.

"Men," in the keyboarding hands of older-generation writers, still is used to mean "people" and "humanity." I wouldn't take it at face value as meaning male-type people, just as I don't take online personas to be the true faces of the real-life people behind them.

I wouldn't sweat the small stuff about gender-PC language here. It's just a coupla guys talkin' to each other in Guy Jive. I'll be happy to translate the above exchanges into gender-neutral dialect if you like. Remember the scene with Barbara Billingsly in "Airplane!"?