“Inclusive” language stalls

Something that should surprise people who claim that using “inclusive” language is just accepting the natural development of how people speak: Mankind, Other Lazy Terms, Return to News Pages. According to the Women’s Enews commentator:

Despite years of effort by women’s groups, linguists and educators to encourage speakers of English to adopt words that are gender-neutral, they note, and I note, a lapse into lazy terminology that excludes women. This slippage is occurring even at major newspapers, where their executives should know better.

So its own proponents view the “natural development” as an intentional program of re-education. If you’re lazy, the feminist language slips away, so eternal vigilance is needed. Sounds almost like it’s against nature!

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