ERIC Number: EJ600612
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1999
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Does Alternating between Masculine and Feminine Pronouns Eliminate Perceived Gender Bias in Text?
Madson, Laura; Hessling, Robert M.
Sex Roles: A Journal of Research, v41 n7/8 p559-75 Oct 1999
Explored whether alternating between the pronouns "he" and "she" in a text would help avoid sexist language. College students read two versions of an essay, one which alternated between he and she and one which exclusively used paired "he or she" pronouns. Readers perceived the alternating version to be biased in favor of females and lower in overall quality. (SM)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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