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Unbiased Language

Most gender problems can be avoided without the use of he/she, he or she, him or her, or him/her constructions. Plural pronouns such as they can be very helpful in this regard. An occasional he or she is okay, but after a while it becomes distracting. When a singular pronoun is necessary, use either he or she consistently to avoid confusion.

Sexist Language

There are a variety of words and phrases that make demeaning assumptions about gender role. However, in some cases people go out of their way to be politically correct and try awkward alternatives. Substitutes should be reasonable and appropriate. Try not to highlight the fact you are trying to avoid sexist language.


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