Usage on generic male pronouns from a recent dictionary: "Traditionally, the pronouns HE, HIS, and HIM have been used generically to refer to indefinite pronouns like 'anyone,' 'everyone,' and 'someone' (Everyone who agrees should raised his hand) and to singular nouns that do not indicate sex: 'Every writer hopes he will produce a bestseller.' This generic use is often criticized as sexist, although speakers and writers continue the practice. Various approaches have been developed to avoid generic HE. One is to use plural forms entirely: 'Those who agree should raise their hands.' 'All writers hope they will produce bestsellers.' Another is to use the masculine and feminine singular pronouns together: he or she, she or he; he/she, she/he. Forms blending the feminine and masculine pronouns, as s/he, have not been widely adapted." Is using generic male pronouns "sexist language" or "good English"?