What should we call these women?

1968 stewardessesBy Mignon Fogarty | The Washington Post

Is Anna Kendrick an actress or an actor? Is it ever okay to refer to her as a comedienne?

These days, gender-specific nouns are often considered inappropriate. Our waiters and waitresses are now servers, our stewards and stewardesses are now flight attendants, and our policemen and policewomen are now just officers. All the major style guides recommend avoiding gender-biased language.

Are there exceptions? Not many.

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