Generic Man


 

 

The meaning of the word man is rather vague. It either implies a human being of any sex or a male human being.

Serving as a generic term in many cases it causes confusion as well as it leads to misrepresentation of females. We suggest you to use the following alternatives instead of the word "man" in your writing:

Man
      humanity, humankind, men and women, individuals, people.

Mankind
      humanity, humankind, people

Primitive man
      primitive peoples, primitive men and women, primitive humans

Man-made
      synthetic, hand-made

Chairman
      chair, chairperson, co-ordinator, moderator.

Workman
      worker

Businessman/woman
      business executive

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