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Many people speaking or writing English today wish to avoid using words that support unfair and untrue attitudes toward a particular sex usually women Sexism in a language is the way we speak it places women in a position that is subsidiary to men A lot of these words are in reference to occupations Such words include mailman policeman fireman etc Words are very important because they affect the way we see ourselves and treat others Avoiding sexism in words is important as a matter of accuracy in speaking Therefore it is important that we change our language to be inclusive towards women and accepting of women with masculine characteristics and men with feminine qualities The word mailman should be changed to mail carrier because it is sexist and it misguides the nation The job of the mailmen is that they deliver mail including letters bills advertisements and packages to urban and rural residences and businesses throughout the United States everyday Mailmen cover their routes on feet by vehicles or a combination of both On foot they carry heavy loads of mail in a shoulder bag or push it on a cart The Postal Service provides mailmen vehicles that have trays in which mails are in order by their addresses They deliver mails house to house to roadside mailboxes and to offices or apartments If a customer is not home the mailman leaves a notice that tells where special mail is being held Besides reading the ZIP codes to see if they are right they weigh packages to determine postage and check that the packages are in acceptable condition for mailing After completing their route mailmen return to the post office with mail gathered from street collection boxes homes and businesses and turn in the mail which was collected during the day Mailman is not a good word because it misguides the nation and suggests that men are superior to women Young children dont understand
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