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The gender-unspecific pronoun

Dr. Beheruz Sethna

who has acheived so many things that I cannot begin to talk about him (it will take several posts...so just see the Wiki entry by clicking on his name!)

wrote this insightful piece about

the sexist pronoun

I too often use "hem" and "hir", but I wonder...why don't we adopt "their" as also meaning the singular, depending on the context, and use that? Already, we say, "Someone has to send their stuff" and so on...so it is already in fairly common usage.
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