Princeton Backtracks Language Guide that Eliminated Use of ‘Man’

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From Campus Reform:

Princeton University has redacted several portions of its “gender inclusive language” guide after facing national criticism for banning the word “man” from all of its HR publications.

The guide comes with a list of terms or phrases to avoid, such as “man and wife” and “forefathers,” instead suggesting the use of words like “spouses [or] partners” and “ancestors” in their place.

Initially, the guide listed more than 30 words and phrases, along with a list of tips that all but forbade the use of the term “man” in any capacity.