The United Nations takes a page from 1984 with a list of offensive words
According to the United Nations, the word “wife” is apparently offensive to some people. So is “husband”.
Their reasoning? Those words are not gender-neutral. So to “create a more equal world,” the UN has published an initial list of 14 words they want you to stop using… as well as the acceptable substitute.
The word manpower is offensive, naturally, because it relies on the base “man”. And anything that has to do with a man is offensive and terrible in this new world of ours.