Following its internal style guide update last year, Google recently announced that it will double down on its efforts to encourage users to use gender-neutral language.
Google hopes to fight sexist bias within language by targeting the generic masculine, offering non-gendered alternatives to avoid any potential offense – such as ‘chairman’, which will be given options such as ‘chairperson’, relinquishing ‘unnecessarily gendered language’ completely.
The tech giant will introduce these inclusive alternatives within Google Docs. Google added that it would also introduce stylistic suggestions, like avoiding the passive voice or ‘offensive language’, but the company did not define what would be considered ‘offensive’ as of yet.
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