If you don’t know for certain what gender to use when talking about a person’s loved ones, or
if you aren’t sure whether someone identifies as male or female, keep your language neutral
until you know what terms they prefer to use. For example, use the word ‘partner’ instead of
‘wife’ or ‘husband’, ‘parent’ instead of ‘Mum’ or ‘Dad’, and ‘child’ instead of ‘son’ or ‘daughter’.
You can also mix up the word order in common expressions, eg instead of saying, ‘men and
women’, use ‘women and men’.
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