Dictionary of gender neutral language

Inclusive and gender neutral is not just respecting someone's pronouns. It's also describing their job, position, relationship etc. in a way that doesn't assume their gender. Not all firefighters are “firemen”. Not every spouse is a “husband” or a “wife”.

When referring to someone whose gender you don't know, to a group of people of mixed gender, and especially to nonbinary people who explicitly prefer them, use the neutral forms.

Below we present a dictionary of the words to watch out for. You can contribute to it and add your suggestions.


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