Nancy Provolt

Nancy Provolt, a lecturer at University of North Carolina - Charlotte, writes in her syllabi that students will be punished for saying ‘mankind’ in class, calling it sexist language. “You may NOT use ‘he’ or ‘him’ or ‘man’ to refer to both men and women. ‘Mankind’ can be replaced by ‘humans’ or ‘humankind,’ and ‘he’ can be ‘she or he”, she writes in her syllabi.