Gendered Language & Events
Really, really simple. Sometimes when you address a room as “ladies and gentlemen”, you’re actually missing some people out. We’d like people to use inclusive language that avoids a gender binary wherever possible.
The same is true of events: sometimes people organise gender-specific events. While it is possibly to argue about what the point of them might be, we appreciate that some people do think it important to be slightly exclusive about things. But we’d like to make sure that, even if events do have to be gender-specific, they welcome anyone who identifies as or close to the gender of the event willingly.