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Gender bias

This linguistic gender-coding shows up in your position description as well, and research has shown that it puts women off applying for jobs that are advertised with masculine-coded language.

Nov 14, 2021 | Governance, Tools

Without realizing it, we all use language that is subtly ‘gender-coded’. Society has certain expectations of what men and women are like, and how they differ, and this seeps into the language we use. Think about “bossy” and “feisty”: we almost never use these words to describe men.

This linguistic gender-coding shows up in your position description as well, and research has shown that it puts women off applying for jobs that are advertised with masculine-coded language.

This site is a quick way to check whether a job advert has the kind of subtle linguistic gender-coding that has this discouraging effect.

See Link

https://www.totaljobs.com/insidejob/gender-bias-decoder/

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