Gender Equality in Academia and Research
Introducing gender-sensitive language in the legal documents – Faculty of Arts, University of Ljubljana (SI)
In May 2018, the Faculty of Arts at the University of Ljubljana changed its practice of writing official documents (regulations) using exclusively the masculine form. Instead, it uses an asterisk, denoting that this form is to be understood generically and refers to both women and men. The new rule (in place for three years) states that the regulations are to be written in feminine forms so as to be recognised as gender-neutral/inclusive. After that time, newly adopted regulations can use either the feminine or masculine form. The measure seeks to contribute to more inclusive communication and counteract the norms that make non-male genders invisible.