Welcome ladies and gentlemen' you exclude a large Country Email List group that does not identify itself as male or female. Take the broadcasting messages of the Dutch Railways as an example and use the gender-neutral 'Welcome everyone'. What often (unconsciously) is associated with a gender are the Dutch professional terms . We have a female and male Country Email List variant for almost every job. While a person's gender often doesn't matter at all in Country Email List the labor market. For example, stop writing 'director', but call everyone a 'director.
A 'singer' becomes a 'singer', a 'sister' is a 'nurse' Country Email List and a 'fireman' or 'firewoman' is made gender neutral by writing 'firefighter'. It may be a while before we read these terms back on the NOS and RTL Nieuws websites, all the more wonderful that Country Email List you can now be the pioneer in inclusive language use. Including Pay attention to Country Email List the orientations to implement a more inclusive writing style. We change 'Buy this for your friend' to 'Buy Country Email List this for your partner'. And the use of different pronouns has become increasingly important in recent years, such as 'those' or 'them'.
Journalist Madeleijn van den Nieuwenhuizen described this inclusive writing style aroundin a blog on One World as: Inclusion is not just sprinkling rainbow Country Email List emojis on your social media accounts during Pride, but also leaving room for non-relationships the rest Country Email List of the year in the you describe or the dating advice you give. It is tempting to appeal to the largest group for clicks. But if that means always excluding a smaller minority, that's harmful. 3. Diversity: the new normal A pillar we can no longer ignore: diversity . A pillar that has painfully shown in recent years that we still use many words from a colonialist slavery past in the Dutch language. In the Country Email List meantime, the word 'white' has already been deleted by many media.