August 11, 2016

Universities are Accomplice in Spreading Hate Against Men - How are Masculine Pronouns a Mistake?

Explaining students that attributing others' work is the right thing to do, and then teaching the rules seems an innocent thing to do, right?

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?
 

Suggested Reading

References
Harvard (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].

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