International Women’s Day

To celebrate International Women’s Day, here are some examples of how the English language has become more politically correct to reflect equal opportunities in the workplace:


fireman / firewoman = firefighter


policeman / policewoman = police officer


actor / actress = actor


air steward / air stewardess = flight attendant


spokesman / spokeswoman = spokesperson


chairman / chairwoman-chair = chairperson


barman / barmaid = bartender


salesman – saleswoman = salesperson