Examples of situations where women may be subject to invisibility or omission and alternatives to use
|Each participant should submit his paper a week before the meeting.||Use his/her||Each participant should submit his/her paper a week before the meeting.|
|The head of unit has to travel abroad often. This places a heavy burden on him and his family.||Change the sentence to a plural.
|The head of unit has to travel abroad often. This places a heavy burden on her/him and his/her family.
The heads of unit have to travel abroad often. This places a heavy burden on them and their families.
|Under the law, all men are equal.||Use women and men or people.||Under the law, all women and men are equal.
Under the law, all people are equal.
|The second candidate was the best man for the job.||Avoid omission and use person.||The second candidate was the best person for the job.|
|This house is located in no man's land between two villages.||Remove the gendered noun, use unclaimed territory.||This house is located in unclaimed territory between two villages.|
|To boldly go where no man has gone before.||Remove the gendered noun, use no-one.||
To boldly go where no-one has gone before.
|In the fieldwork phase of the project the research team is encouraged to talk to the man in the street.||Avoid use of men when
referring to both women
and men. Use average
or ordinary people.
|In the fieldwork phase of the project the research team is encouraged to talk to ordinary people.|