Opinion: It’s important to remember that words matter

Staff, not man.

For over 50 years, millions of people, like me, have worked on Americans paying attention to the importance of words. In Sunday’s paper a picture on the front page stated the two women in the photo “man a table!” The inclusive term should be “staff a table.” This way everyone can be included regardless of their preferred pronoun. These terms have been changed in statutes and regulations for many years after much hard work and advocacy by many generations. Please, as our capital city newspaper be mindful of the words used and remember Words matter.

Thank you,

Shirley Dean