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player1606820
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The instructions booklet... Fri, 18 July 2014 16:10
Couldn't play it because I'm a girl. Neither could the girl I was going to play Ticket To Ride with. I'll have to get a man to explain it to me, am I allowed to play it even then? Or...is it all meant for boys...I mean it said "he" and "his" only...31 times. I'm serious I counted. It would be greatly appreciated if you ONLY use gender neutral pronouns(such as they, their, theirs, or the player. Or he/she rather than just he) or put on the box "only for guys" so we, girls, don't waste our money.
Thanks for nothing.
Goodbye.
      
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Re:The instructions booklet... Fri, 18 July 2014 16:39
I saw rulebooks where the publisher decided to use she and her when referring to the player. And I never heard a guy complaining about that.

Using "she/he" or even "s/he" makes every text hard to read. I suppose there are situations when the usage of them or their could be confusing as well -- not knowing if they refer to one or more players. Just my 2 cents...
      
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Re:The instructions booklet... Sat, 19 July 2014 00:33
'He' refers to the fictitious characters invented in the book to show how the game is played. If you want to complain that you 'can't do something' just because the rulebook doesn't say 'she', then that's your prerogative, but at no stage is it trying to offend you, nor is it implying that it's only for males.

If you're being serious, I'd like to understand why that offends you. I don't want to insult you further, but I really would like to understand why you think that's offensive.
      
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Re:The instructions booklet... Sat, 19 July 2014 14:23
Is this for real?

My fiancée read the instructions and had no issues. I guess some people just need things to complain about.
      
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Re:The instructions booklet... Sat, 19 July 2014 18:55
Perhaps the original poster is too young to realize that a generation ago, it was standard American English to use "he" and "him" to refer to a third person of unspecified gender. Certainly avoiding masculine pronouns in that context is preferred usage today, but it's not that uncommon to still read items with the older usage.
      
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Re:The instructions booklet... Sun, 11 January 2015 02:49
player1606820 wrote on Fri, 18 July 2014 09:10

Couldn't play it because I'm a girl. Neither could the girl I was going to play Ticket To Ride with. I'll have to get a man to explain it to me, am I allowed to play it even then? Or...is it all meant for boys...I mean it said "he" and "his" only...31 times. I'm serious I counted. It would be greatly appreciated if you ONLY use gender neutral pronouns(such as they, their, theirs, or the player. Or he/she rather than just he) or put on the box "only for guys" so we, girls, don't waste our money.
Thanks for nothing.
Goodbye.


Give me a break. My wife enjoys this game very much. Sounds like you are just upset at not being born a man!


      
    
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