[rfc-i] Thread for gender-neutral language in RFCs

Paul Kyzivat pkyzivat at alum.mit.edu
Mon Jun 30 14:11:07 PDT 2014



On 6/30/14 4:59 PM, Brian E Carpenter wrote:
> I think it's a given that RFCs should be gender-neutral, and
> there is a legitimate style guide issue about the most appropriate
> form of words. As far as I can see there are a number of alternatives:
>
> 1. Disclaimer text stating that the use of the words "he", "him", "his"
> (or "she", "her(s)") refers to persons of either sex.

Should we also add a disclaimer that names such as Bob & Carol & Ted & 
Alice are placeholders for persons of any sex?

	Thanks,
	Paul


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