The United Nations has put out a tweet asserting that people shouldn’t use politically incorrect terms like “boyfriend,” “girlfriend,” “husband” and “wife” in order to “help create a more equal world.”
“What you say matters. Help create a more equal world by using gender-neutral language if you’re unsure about someone’s gender or are referring to a group,” states the tweet.
It then lists a number of terms alongside their politically correct alternative.
These include mankind, chairman, congressman, policeman, landlord, boyfriend / girlfriend, manpower, maiden name, fireman and husband / wife.