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Chairman of the Board. (Image by mcconnors via morgueFile)


We have become a politically correct society and in most this is progress, a respect for each other. But do we sometimes get carried away. Might not some terminology which although historically derived from a gender base, be allowed to evolve to a broader application.

Can the Chairman of the Board not describe either man or woman; the word chairman referring to the occupation and not the gender?

Chairman or chairperson, what do you think?

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Lets make it ''Chairperson of the Board''
Person. It's not the default setting to be a man, it is the default to be a person.
Doesn't really bother me either way.
Chairperson.
by Vee
I dislike the word chairperson, chairman in my mind is the correct word. I wonder who thought up this new word "person"
MMM :-/ Who is really getting offended at these things? I have no issue with Chairman.
by Gia
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