“Forefathers”, “mankind” and “sportsmanship” are also on the list of 34 words and phrases to be avoided as part of efforts to “embrace cultural diversity” by the university.While browsing recommended YouTube videos, I came across an interesting professor talk on the subject of gender neutrality, identity, respect etc.
Students and staff could face disciplinary procedures if they fail to adhere to the language policy, but some have accused Cardiff Metropolitan of restricting their free speech, labelling the policy an “insulting” attempt to dictate their choice of words.
Dr Joanna Williams, an academic freedom advocate and University of Kent lecturer, told The Telegraph the ban was “unnecessary”.
“The idea that in a university people need to be dictated to in this way is really insulting to students and academics, we should be able to cope with words.
“These words have evolved over a long period of time and they don’t have sexist associations.”
Friday, March 3, 2017
"University bans phrases such as 'mankind' and 'gentleman's agreement' in favour of gender-neutral terms"
Via Reddit: Cardiff Metropolitan University’s revised code of practice states more appropriate terms should be used where possible, adding that students should not allow their “cultural background” to affect their choice of words on campus.