He, she, or … ? Gender-neutral pronouns reduce biases – study

The Guardian, Tue 6 Aug 2019 

A new study has found that using a gender-neutral pronoun reduces mental biases that favour men, and boosts positive feelings towards women and LGBT people.

The finding marks an easy win, the researchers believe, and shows how a minor change in language can help chip away at long-standing gender inequities.

 

Respectful reporting on gender identity

The Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission, 10 January 2017

Kristen Hilton, Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commissioner, said that despite great advances in recent years, misgendering still occurs in the media and can be particularly harmful to trans people.

“Getting the language right is respectful and easy to achieve,” Commissioner Hilton said. The Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission has developed an easy-to-use gender identity reporting guide to help with this.

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