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“So long as we live among men, let us cherish humanity”

Andre Gide

“It has been said that man is a rational animal. All my life I have been searching for evidence which could support this.”

Bertrand Russell

“The world is my country, all mankind are my brethren, and to do good is my religion.”

Thomas Paine

Echidne of the Snakes writes eloquently on why it’s problematic to refer to the human race as “man”, and assume that “man” means both women and men:

Women still are the numerical majority in this world. That those most numerous are not the default for human beings is worth thinking about