Re-gendering means adding gender markers to words which are neutral and could describe persons of different sexes. This guide recommends that you avoid re-gendering neutral words (especially those which are more vulnerable to re-gendering because they are perceived, for one reason or another, as feminine). Therefore, not
||Male nurses constitute 35% of this year’s nursing graduates.
||Men constitute 35% of this year’s nursing graduates.
Where it is necessary to show that a group includes both men and women, use distributive expressions.
||The survey obtained similar results among both male and female students.
Avoid the suffix -ess
and never use the prefix she
- or the formula lady
+ job title. Therefore manager
and not manageress