Ella Tennant: Referring to ships as 'she' is sexist

From Sunday Morning, 9:43 am on 23 June 2019

The Scottish Maritime Museum recently decided to adopt gender-neutral signage for its vessels, dropping "she" for "it" after two signs were vandalised. Ella Tennant, an English Language Teaching Fellow at Keele University, explains why the practice of using the feminine pronoun for inanimate objects is no longer acceptable.