Scientific Proof That Gender-Neutral Language Is Important

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By Ashley Abramson

According to a recent study by researchers at Washington University in St. Louis and UCLA, avoiding masculine pronouns can play a significant role in decreasing gender bias and increasing support for minority genders. In the study, which was published by the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America last month, researchers asked participants to use either masculine (he/him/his), feminine (she/her/hers), or gender-neutral (they/them/theirs) pronouns to describe […]

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