Gender-neutral words are words that refer to people in general - these words do not refer specifically to only men or women.
The current trend is to avoid using 'sexist language' whenever possible. This requires introducing new 'gender – neutral' words and phrases to replace those which were thought to be 'sexist'. Many changes have been made quite easily, such as replacing the word 'salesman' with 'salesperson' and 'stewardess' with 'flight attendant'. However, other aspects of language may be more resistant to change.
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