However, in an academic task like this too, the Feminine Imperative is successful in painting men in a bad light, under the fallacy of equalism. Consider and example of the usage of the term [sic]:
[m]erely teaching men [sic] to read and write does not work miracles: If there are not enough jobs for men [sic] able to work, teaching more men [sic] to read and write will not create them. (Harvard (author-date) referencing guide, 2007)What is supposed to handle grammar and spelling mistakes is also being used when (emphasis mine) '...the original text is incorrect with regard to...gender' (Harvard (author-date) referencing guide, 2007). The guide then explains the rationale behind this rule (emphasis mine):
The term means ‘thus’ or ‘this is how it was written’. This is used when there is a spelling or grammatical error or when sexist language is used in the original source quoted. This term [sic] appears immediately after the original error. It is not italicised and appears in square brackets. (Harvard (author-date) referencing guide, 2007)How are masculine pronouns a mistake?
- Remove the Man (The Rational Male)
- Bitter Misogynists (The Rational Male)
- Women ‘Improving’ Men (The Rational Male)
ReferencesHarvard (author-date) referencing guide. (2007). 1st ed. [ebook] Central Queensland University Rockhampton, Queensland., pp.14, 16. Available at: https://www.intec.edu.do/downloads/pdf/biblioteca/005-biblioteca_harvard_guide-200701.pdf [Accessed 11 Aug. 2016].