Sex Equality in Vocabulary

Vocabulary has changed to become gender-fair or gender neutral, especially words with ‘man’ in them.

When speaking or writing we use he/she (or they), his/her (or their) to refer to both sexes.

Some examples:

salesman + saleswoman = salesperson
chairman + chairwoman = chairperson
businessman + businesswoman = businessperson
barman + barmaid = bartender
air steward + air stewardess = flight attendant
actor + actress = actor
waiter + waitress = waiter
landlord + landlady = house owner

cameraman= camera operator
mailman=mail carrier
mankind=humankind, humanity
manpower=personnel, staff
policeman=police officer
postman=post worker
spokesman= spokesperson
milkman=milk vendor
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