Students told to use 'gender-sensitive' language

Students at the University of Hull are being told to use gender neutral language in their essays – or risk losing marks, writes Olivia Rudgard for The Telegraph.

According to documents obtained by the Sunday Times, students are told to "be aware of the powerful and symbolic nature of language and use gender-sensitive formulations. Failure to use gender-sensitive language will impact your mark."

The document, which was released following a Freedom of Information request, was part of a course on religious activism being taught at the university. Academics criticised the move, calling it “linguistic policing”, while the university said in a statement that the document "makes no demands, bans nothing and carries no sanctions”.
Full report on the Telegraph site