Gender-neutral Language

“Many people believe that the general use of the term ‘man’ is offensive, or at least inaccurate. Phrases like ‘no man is an island’ or ‘every man for himself’ seem to exclude women. Unless your goal is to offend or annoy your audience, you should follow the conventions they expect.” D.G. JerzGender-neutral LanguageUWEC)

While the focus of this website is very basic, I know that some of my colleagues disagree with some of the advice on this page. What do you think?