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Lewis & Clark Style Guide

sexist terms

  • Avoid words that are commonly perceived as sexist. For example, use chair, if possible, rather than chairman or chairwoman.
  • Avoid substituting person for man:

chair (not chairperson)
News anchor (not anchorperson)

  • Avoid awkward constructions using he/she, his/her, s/he. If this construction cannot be avoided, use he or she.
  • See also chair.

Lewis & Clark Style Guide

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