I’m trying to write a job advert, and after a dinner conversation with AstroKatie, about job adverts and letters of recommendation that unconsciously favour men in their use of language, I am reminded of this sentence from Seveneves by Neal Stephenson.

“The choice was explained in terms of Markus’s dynamic leadership style, his charisma, and other such buzzwords that, as everyone understood, boiled down to the fact that he was a man.”