Question by  ziawaziri (36)

What are some pointers to writing with inclusive language?


Answer by  patti (29325)

It depends on what you're writing. You can use he/she and his/her, or you can use neutral language like "the individual" or "the applicant," etc. The current trend is to use the he/she rather than to alternate or opt for one over the other.


Answer by  musicbox107 (23)

A key point in utilizing gender inclusive language is to think vague. I know this is contrary to the thoughts associated with "good writing", but it will actually help you. The less you consider gender as you write, the more non-specific (and less offensive) it'll be. To compensate, the rest of your writing should be as particular as possible.


Answer by  belle39 (966)

When writing with inclusive language, try not go overboard with it because it will make your story sound too generic. For example, if you're referring to minorities in an article, you can mention the word but find examples that deal with certain minorities such as African-Americans or Asian-Americans. Another pointer about inclusive language is to avoid common stereotypes that offend.

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