After 25 years of society encouraging use of “gender neutral” terms like mail carrier (for mailman) and fisher (for fisherman), I officially resign from feminist English. After 12 years of being “Business Survey Chair” of ISM-Western Washington (supply management professionals), I have decided that I am decidedly NOT a chair, and I’m adopting the title of Chairman. I am the concertmaster of the Music Hall Players orchestra. It’s perfectly acceptable to call the group encompassing all of our species “mankind”. So let’s take back the language that the feminists have reduced to mush.