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U.S. Catholic university lists ‘husband’ and ‘wife’ as words students should avoid

source: https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/u.s.-catholic-university-lists-husband-and-wife-as-words-students-should-av

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DAYTON, Ohio, February 23, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) – A Catholic university in Ohio has put the words “husband” and “wife” on a list of words that students should n’t use in order to meet “professional expectations.”

The University of Dayton’s (UD) website offers a “gender inclusive language” list for students. The site is under the university's "Women's Center" section. The school lists words deemed inappropriate because they are gender-specific, along with substitute words deemed appropriate.

Examples of incorrect, officially discouraged words to use include "mankind," "layman," "man hours," "man-made," "man power," "middleman," "chairwoman," "spokeswoman," "husband," "wife," "cleaning lady," "maintenance man," "Congresswoman," "salesman," "businesswoman," "policeman," "fireman," and "mailman." 

Approved words include "humankind," "layperson," "staff hours," "chairperson," "spokesperson," "spouse," "partner," "significant other," "custodial staff," "legislator," "sales associate," "business person," "police officer," "firefighter," and "mail carrier" or "postal worker."