GSWS Gender Inclusive Guidelines

Gender Inclusive Guidelines as outlined by Pitt's Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies Program

Gender-Inclusive / Non-Sexist Language Guidelines and Resources

Advice for Classrooms and Other Spaces

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"Have you ever been called by a name or gender that you don’t identify with? Misgendering someone is disrespectful and dismissive. One way to misgender is to assume you know someone’s gender via their appearance and to call them a name or pronoun that they don’t identify with. Misgendering can also occur when you teach as if your entire class is male. The best practice is to use words daily with intention and care." - Department of GSWS