Language and Gender
Language and Gender:
English has no gender-neutral third-person pronoun. Genderless (‘it'), and gender-indeterminate (‘they' in the singular sense) are available, but there is no truly gender-neutral term. This causes problems for Christians with feminist sympathies, who think it bad form to refer to God as ‘he.'
Japanese has male- and female-gendered collective pronouns (gendered forms of ‘they' or ‘you'), but with interesting usage; an all-female group is Kanojora (かのじょら, her-plural), but if there is even one male in the group it becomes Karera (かれら, him-plural).
German nouns are all gendered, with the definite articles ‘der' (masculine), ‘die' (feminine, pronounced dee), and ‘das,' (neuter). For instance, dog (‘hund') is masculine, so even a female dog would be ‘der hund'.