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  • Someone may join the Marines to serve our country but then realize that the leadership training or her

    is what will change his life forever. ^

    L-9c Editing Out Sexist Language

    EXERCISE 1 / Editing Out Sexist Language. Edit the following sentences to eliminate any

    SEXIST LANGUAGE. Write not sexist after any sentence that contains appropriate sex or gender

    references. Answers to even-numbered items can be found at the back of the book.

    EXAMPLE

    1. In general, a nurse values her role in the healing process.

    2. Seeing someone regain his smile again after a few days in the hospital satisfies a nurse’s

    need for positive feedback.

    3. A policeman’s job often consists of long stretches of tedium interrupted by brief periods of

    high stress.

    4. Health-care workers today explain to a person who tests positive for HIV that he has a much

    better chance for long-term survival than an HIV-positive person did in the 1980s.

    5. Many news reports saw the first responders on 9/11 as a brotherhood of rescue workers.

    6. Before applying to the Air Force Academy, a student should ask himself if he is prepared

    mentally and physically to meet the demands of the school and of service to his country.

    7. Esther Duflo, a French economist currently teaching at MIT, won the 2002 Elaine Bennett

    Research Prize, which is awarded by the American Economic Association to a woman

    economist under the age of forty.

    8. Jared Flood is a male knitter and knitwear designer who writes the blog Brooklyn Tweed.

    9. Psychologists claim that at times a baby studies his parents’ mouths to learn how to make a

    sound that is new to him.

    10. As you are doing in this exercise, a feminist tries to eliminate sexist terms from her speaking

    and writing.

    Name: _____________________________________________________ Class/section: ________________________________

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