University Language Guide: Don’t Say “Man”; Say “Person” or “Individual”

People are so easily offended these days by anything that hints of masculinity. Universities want to change our language by taking out gender-specific nouns and pronouns and other words with “man” in them. They say that the fact that we have so many male-specific words is a testament to our previously male-dominated society. Now that we have a more gender-equal society, we need to remove instances of gender specificity. As a language guide at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill stated: “English Read more […]