Gender-Inclusive Language



Instead of Saying This...
best (man) for the job
cleaning lady/maintenance man     
common man
Congressman/woman
gentlemen's agreement
housewife/househusband
layman
"man" a project
man hours
man/mankind
man-made
manpower
spokeswoman/man
woman doctor
male nurse
woman driver
male teacher
Try Saying This...
person or candidate
custodial worker, cleaner
ordinary person
representative, legislator, member of Congress
informal agreement, contract
homemaker
average citizen, lay person, average person
staff a project/post, hire personnel, employ staff
working time, labor hours, staff hours, personnel hours
humanity, human beings, human race, humankind, society
manufactured, hand-built, hand-made, constructed
human energy, workforce, human power, labor, staff power
spokesperson, official, representative
doctor, physician
nurse
driver
teacher

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Women's Center

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Dayton, Ohio 45469 - 0322

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