5 of 13 people found the following review helpful
Perfect book but for its excessive feministic political correctness,
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This review is from: Medical Law and Ethics (Paperback)
This is a good textbook on medical law. It gives a comprehensive coverage of all the relevant issues.
The only reason that stopped me from awarding 5 stars is the style he uses throughout the text to advance an extreme feminist cause.
The numerous "she or he" are distracting to say the least. This is a solemn legal textbook on a non-feminist subject, which I believe is not the approriate forum to advance feminist cause, however legitimate it may be. Of course the time may come in the future when "she or he" is the norm, then the author cannot be faulted for using it. But the time has not come yet, and Oxford University Press should have introduced some editorial consistency in their textbooks: if "she or he" is not used in a textbook on property law, why should it appear in a textbook on medical law?
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Initial post: 3 Jan 2015 12:25:42 GMT
er, this review seems to suggest that the use of "she or he" represents promotion of "an extreme feminist cause". If this is indeed the suggestion, then it is a quite bizarre one. I agree that including both alternative genders every time is a little pedantic and wastes space. Much easier just to use "she " or to use them alternately. This has been reasonably common practice in all forms of non fiction writing for at least 25 years. However, really not worth commenting on in a review of a serious book.
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