Words to use; words to avoid

This section is still being worked on. We'll upload a more comprehensive list of words soon.


Don’t use

To describe ships: it

She or any other female description

Indigenous People or Indigenous Communities

indigenous (with a small i), indian, eskimo. For more detail on our work with Indigenous People please refer to our global policy.




Overly violent language or military metaphors

Please also refer to the Progressives Style Guide for a more comprehensive overview of how to avoid any discriminatory language.