October 11, 2014, by Graham Kendall

TheConversation: Pull up a chair, we need to talk about sexist language at work

With the arrival of the first woman to head the BBC Trust, a perennially tricky question is once again causing awkwardness. Rona Fairhead took the helm of the trust on October 9, but is she be a chairwoman, a chair or a chairman? It might seem like a secondary concern – the head of the trust does, after all, have a lot to worry about – but I would argue that it really does matter.

Earlier this summer, when Fairhead was announced as the preferred candidate for the job ….


… so starts a recent article that Melissa Yoong has recently published in TheConverstion.

Other Conversation articles that we have featured on this blog can be seen here.


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