Google Docs will now prompt users to use gender-neutral terms in their writing.
As part of a new update, Google Docs will prompt users to make their writing more ‘inclusive’. The software will suggest they change terms like ‘mailman’ and ‘chairman’ to gender-neutral ones like ‘mail carrier’ and ‘chairperson’.
In 2018, Google purged gendered pronouns like ‘he’ and ‘she’ from Gmail’s predictive-text feature, after staff raised concerns that it might wrongly predict someone’s gender. The horror!
Now, Google wants to ensure all your documents are gender-neutral, and that you don’t use your PC to type un-PC language.