SEXIST(1)                                               SEXIST(1)

     NAME
          sexist - print sexist terms and suggest alternatives

     SYNOPSIS
          sexist [ -flags ][ -ver ][ -f pfile ][file ...]

     DESCRIPTION
          Sexist locates and prints all sentences in a document that
          contain possibly sexist words or phrases.  The word or
          phrase in each sentence is surrounded with stars and brack-
          ets, e.g. *[girl]*.  The line numbers of the sentences are
          also printed.

          Following that, sexist prints alternatives to the sexist
          phrases found in the document.  The alternatives encourage:

             1. describing men and women in parallel terms.  For exam-
                ple, "men and girls" should probably be changed to
                "men and women."

             2. using neutral terms instead of sex-related terms.  For
                example "business executive" could easily replace the
                stereotypic "businessman."

             3. using new, non-sexist Bell System job titles.

          If the user has a file named $HOME/lib/sexdict, sexist
          locates or ignores phrases contained in that file.
          Dictadd(1) can be used to set up $HOME/lib/sexdict. Dictadd
          gives instructions on the necessary format for phrases to be
          located or ignored by sexist.

          Options are:

               -f pfile Use the user's phrase file, pfile, in addition
                        to the default file of sexist phrases.  When
                        the -f pfile option is used, sexist does not
                        check $HOME/lib/sexdict for phrases.  The for-
                        mat instructions given by dictadd should be
                        followed in setting up pfile.

          Two options give information about the program:

               -flags print the command synopsis line (see above)
                      showing command flags and options, then exit.

               -ver   print the Writer's Workbench version number of
                      the command, then exit.

     EXAMPLE

     SEXIST(1)                                               SEXIST(1)

          1. The command:

               sexist -f patfile filename

          will print sentences from filename that contain sexist words
          or phrases, including or suppressing phrases as specified in
          patfile. Suggested replacements for sexist phrases will also
          be printed.  Sexist will not locate or ignore phrases in
          $HOME/lib/sexdict when the -f option is used.

     FILES
          /tmp/$$*             temporary files

     SEE ALSO
          dictadd(1)

     BUGS
          Because sexist does not consider context, it may bracket
          phrases that are used appropriately and may recommend inap-
          propriate alternatives.  It is up to the user to determine
          which changes should be made.

          If formatting macros are included in the input text, the
          beginning line number of a sentence containing a sexist
          phrase may be a line containing a macro preceding the sen-
          tence.

          Sexist makes no attempt to segment text into sentences accu-
          rately, e.g., it does not know any abbreviations.

          Sexist will not find the second of two consecutive sexist
          phrases, nor will it find a sexist phrase at the end of a
          sentence.

     SUPPORT
          COMPONENT NAME:  Writer's Workbench
          APPROVAL AUTHORITY:  Div 452
          STATUS:  Standard
          SUPPLIER:  Dept 45271
          USER INTERFACE:  Stacey Keenan, Dept 45271, PY x3733 .}f
          SUPPORT LEVEL: Class B - unqualified support other than Div
          452 .}f