Embracing Inclusive Language

Do you often wonder what kind of language you should use in order to be more inclusive? Many of us must have heard about using gender inclusive pronouns like they/theirs instead of binary ones like he/his or she/her or maybe not using words like whitelisted or blacklisted to prevent racial injustice. And a few of us must be wondering, why does it even matter to think about these aspects. Shouldn’t it be enough to convey thoughts as per each individual’s comfort? After all language is for communicating, and as long as the matter is being understood, do we really need to delve into these nuances.

Ujjavala works with ThoughtWorks as a Senior Application Developer with 7 years of experience in building intelligent systems and designing tech strategies.

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