SEEN FROM ELSEWHERE – The federal administration has just sent a brochure to all its civil servants to encourage them to be more inclusive in their written communication.
By Bernard Demonty (The evening)
A small brochure of about twenty pages to land on the desks of federal officials in recent days. This “a short guide to gender-responsive writing“, intends to give some advice to the staff of the administrations in its written communication.
“The objective of this brochure is obviously not to impose the use of inclusive writing to the entire Federal Administrationindicates the document, but to agree on certain basic principles applicable to documents issued by organizations, issued communication teams with them and encourage officials to gradually include them in written (or even oral) communications.»
“Whine like a little girl”
The brochure first invites to feminize the names of functions, in a waydoctor of law», «chef” Where “author “. It also invites to use the double form if necessary, such as “those and those” Where “collaborators» instead of using the only masculine…