I find it odd that it’s such a big deal for people but I understand. I have always understood “man” to primarily mean “mankind” or “humankind’ the same as defined by Merriam-Webster. I am not fond of changing the meanings to words and I realize more than ever that politics and marketing loves to manipulate, confuse, and contort words to give completely different messages to people. I have been dabbling in poetry and raps for years, so I understand verbal imagery but what politics and marketing (amongst others) does is not verbal imagery it’s lies and deceptions. I guess for me I have always payed attention to wording so I think I am typically pretty good at avoiding biased language but as I watch my writing more from here on out, we will see.