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Query: what is relationship between rise of "active" voice and gendered agents?

Why is 'he said / she said' preferable to "it is apparent"? Is the cult of so-called "active" voice over "passive" voice itself and artifact of engendering language unnecessarily? If discriminating between gender is so bad, why replace the gender-ignorant passive?

There's probably a political strategy in it somewhere, but it seems to flow from insane motives, if not impure.

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