This article has a number of empty sections, and would benefit from gender-neutral terms and phrases in other languages being added.
Non-binary people can ask to be talked about in this way.
See also: Glossary of English gender and sex terminology.
English has grammatical gender, but only a vestige of what it once had.
For example, the sexist idea that some jobs should only be done by people of certain genders.
Gender-neutral language is also important to people who have non-binary gender identities.
For one reason, this kind of talk helps fight against nonbinary erasure, which is the common but wrong and sexist idea that there are only two genders.
Since gender-neutral language doesn't give the idea that a person is male or female, it can also apply to people who identify as other genders, outside of the gender binary.
An offer for a job as a "cleaning lady" gives the idea that only a woman should do the job.
The gender-neutral alternatives are to say "fire fighter" and "janitor," respectively.
Then it is easier to see that these jobs can be done by a person of any gender.
Gender-neutral language is important in feminism, because changing the way that people talk can help make sexist ideas less common.