Gender Neutral Terms For Public Servers.



Anyone who thinks it’s a novelty seeing female police officers or firefighters out on the job is living in the wrong era. Women have been present in these particular fields for years; despite the stereotypical notion that these professions are strictly reserved for men. A lot of that has to do with the language we grew up on; policeman, fireman.

Knowing these New York State lawmakers have introduced a law that changes the terminology used to refer to workers under previous law, and now must refer to these workers in a more gender neutral and reflective of the personnel is admirable!

I applaud them for their efforts and hope that; this small but great step helps women achieve equity at the workplace.