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A Statement from the British Society of Eunuchs (BSE)
The BSE is dismayed to observe that, whilst in recent years the practice has become widespread of writing the grapheme "s/he" as a shorthand for ‘he or she’, in order to allow the reader to supply either gender according to taste, absolutely no consideration has been given to extending this commendable idea to the neuter gender. We believe that this is both offensive to the memory of the many eunuchs who have played a significant part in shaping world history, and implicitly encourages harmful discrimination against the neutered in our own age and in our own country. We therefore propose that serious consideration be given to the introduction of a new grapheme which includes reference to the neuter gender. Research commissioned by the BSE has suggested that this can be easily and most economically achieved by the use of "s/h/it". We encourage all who are concerned at the plight of eunuchs to write to their MP and make their feelings known on this matter.