A plaintive postcard from my law school: "Each year we write to you in the hope that you will make a gift * * * . Perhaps we have been asking the wrong question."
The mail-in portion of the card asks if my "choice not to support the Law School" stems from:
The direction of the Law School?
Experiences while at the Law School?
My support of other charitable causes?
The mail-in card alone uses the term "alumni" (that is, masculine-only plural) three times. A few deans ago I had trained them out of that for a while.
The school also expects me to provide my own stamp to send the mail-in card.
Yep. They are asking the wrong question.