Reason for the current trend to use «she» as the gender-neutral pronoun?
Can the feminine pronouns be gender-neutral?
Is there a correct gender-neutral, singular pronoun (“his” versus “her” versus “their”)?
Programmer here. I am confused with the usage of the term "She/he" when referring a prementioned and undefined user. Below is a sentence found from MSDN magazine:
"When the user decides to create a new customer, she must fill in the data entry form in Figure 2."
I myself use the term "She/he" is this context, since without mentioning both can be regarded as gender discrimination, and placing 'she' before 'he' is respecting the ladies.
So, can I just use 'She' in this context, that will save some typing.