Microsoft has reportedly introduced a new feature in the latest version of its Word software that suggests more politically correct phrases and words, including the removal of offensive terms like “mankind.”
The Daily Mail reports that Microsoft has added a new feature to the latest version of Word that acts as an auto checker for inclusive language and suggests politically correct alternatives to certain words. The new feature adds a purple line below words or phrases deemed to be “problematic” by the woke tech giant.
Once Word has highlighted the potential troublesome word or phrase, it will suggest a politically correct alternative. In one case, Word suggested changing the term “Postman” to “mail carrier” or “postal worker.”
The software also suggested an alteration to the famous quote from astronaut Neil Armstrong, suggesting that the quote “one giant leap for mankind,” should be updated to “humankind,” or “humanity,” instead. Luckily, the feature can be turned off in settings.