Posted by Kate on April 29, 1998 at 11:21:22:
In response to Feminist indeed!, written by Constanza on April 28, 1998 at 10:54:36
] It looks like that SG had an habit for using "her" as the neutral form; so far I detected two occurrences, but perhaps there are more.
] "Why has not -(whichever member of the family was absent from table)- come in for her food?"
] "...or fixin' one of them wi' my eye to read her thoughts"
] And speaking of gender, it amazes me how she manages to tell us about Flora's going to the cinema with a friend, without disclosing "her" sex. It would have been utterly impossible in Spanish!
I noticed the use of "her" too - must watch out and see if she does it again. Ages before her time, if she is doing this on purpose, and one must assume that she is.
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