Using respectful language

We want to treat people with respect, don’t we? Therefore, we need to be careful with our choice of words.. We want to use respectful, gender-neutral language; language which doesn’t offend others. This is what being “politically correct” means to me.

For example, instead of using the words ‘policeman’ and ‘postman’, I now like to say ‘police officer’ and ‘postmen and postwomen’.

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Written by Christine Burgmer

5. November 2015