Macroeconomics textbook: progressive or sexist?
depends on if it’s the only occurrence of “her” or “she” in the examples or if there’s a trend of what types of examples female pronouns are used for.
As an econ PhD student… books can be very sexist or just incoherent.
The consumer is a SHE, while the decision maker tends to be a HE. But the firm is a SHE and the agent is a SHE, but the planner is a HE…
I’m more inclined to think is just incoherence due to the lack of agreement on what pronoun should be used with impersonal subjects.
A lot of SHE is being used now for consumers only because HE was used in the past and might have been seen as discriminatory.