Did you protest when a the textbook referred to the Prime Minister as ‘he’? Have we not had a woman Prime Minister? Why should we assume that all the important positions are held by men?
No, I did not protest, when the book referred to the Prime Minister as ‘he’ because at present, we have a male person as a Prime Minister.
When we are referring to the post in general, we can use her/him simultaneously to show that the said post can be occupied by either males or females. Yes, we had a woman Prime Minister—Indira Gandhi who was a very powerful leader in our country.
We should not assume that all important positions are held by men, women too can occupy high positions. There is a need to increase die participation of women in politics by providing them at least one-third reservation in the State Assemblies and Parliament.