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University bans phrases such as ‘mankind’ and ‘gentleman’s agreement’ in favour of gender-neutral terms

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Cardiff Metropolitan University’s Guide to Inclusive Language:

Term – Suggested alternative
“Best man for the job” – Best person for the job
“Businessman/woman” –  Businessperson, manager, executive
“Chairman/woman” – Chair, chairperson, convenor, head
“Charwoman, cleaning lady” – Cleaner
“Craftsman/woman” – Craftsperson, craft worker
“Delivery man” – Delivery clerk, courier
“Dear Sirs” – Dear Sir/Madam (or Madam/Sir)
“Fireman” – Fire-fighter
“Forefathers” – Ancestors, forebears
“Foreman/woman” – Supervisor, head juror
“Gentleman’s agreement” – Unwritten agreement, agreement based on trust
“Girls” (for adults) – Women
“Headmaster/mistress” – Head teacher
“Housewife” – Shopper, consumer, homemaker (depends on context)
“Layman” – Lay person
“Man” or “mankind” – Humanity, humankind, human race, people
“Man” (verb) eg man the desk – Operate, staff, work at
“Man in the street”, “common man” – Average/ordinary/typical citizen/person – but is there such a person?
“Man-hour” – Work-hour, labour time
“Man-made” – Artificial, manufactured, synthetic
“Manpower” – Human resources, labour force, staff, personnel, workers, workforce
“Miss/Mrs” – Ms unless a specific preference has been stated – though its common not to use titles at all these days
“Policeman/woman” – Police Officer
“Right-hand man” – Chief assistant
“Salesman/girl/woman” – Sales assistant/agent/clerk/representative/staff/worker
“Spokesman/woman” – Spokesperson, representative
“Sportsmanship” – Fairmess, good humour, sense of fair play
“Steward/ess” – Airline staff, flight attendant, cabin crew
“Tax man” – Tax officer/inspector
“Waitress” – Waiter, server
“Woman doctor” (or feminine forms of nouns eg actress, poetess) – Doctor (actor, poet etc)
“Working man”, “working mother/wife” – Wage-earner/taxpayer/worker
“Workman” – Worker/operative/trades person
“Workmanlike” – Efficient/proficient/skilful/thorough

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  1. Hi Rachael, good to have YSB back. I hope evetyone else who was here finds there way back. It was building nicely and then…

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  2. Been checking for the past few days:
    – random which blog posts appeared
    – still no HYS for 20 June
    – the few times when the site loaded, the “Post Comment” and “Cancel” click boxes weren’t appearing

    Been very quirky and so much to comment on – I blame Labour for dirty politics and hacking the site.

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  3. Tranny – Mental patient
    Union member – Trusting lambs for the greedy wolfs
    Labour politician – Hollow Virtue signaller
    Green politician – Deranged conspiracy follower

    Oh I could go on ……

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  4. Been busy.
    Good to see everyone back.
    Chairman has nothing to do with gender.It comes from management from memory .
    I know Peta Credlin has mentioned it on her show.

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