In the early 1970s it was considered reasonable to use “he” to mean either he or she.
Then feminists suggested that this was sexist and suggested “s/he”.
Now because we realise that some people don’t identify with either gender that “s/he” leaves out people with indeterminate gender might consider…..
….replacing s/he with “it” but “it” implies gender neutered….perhaps “she/he/it” could be used.
But in the interests of brevity perhaps we should stick to “shit”.
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