New EU rulebook advises to avoid the word “man” and say “humankind” instead of “mankind”
The members of the European Parliament have just received a new rulebook. Officials and MEPs were given their "English Style Guide: A handbook for authors and translators in the European Commission" in which they are given rules for writing, including now a guide for gender neutrality. In other words, what words they can and can't say, they have been asked to refrain for the "generic use of man" when they speak.
Members of the European parliament reacted to the warnings of using the word 'man' in the gender neutrality rulebook. They called them "absolute b*llocks".