I had to laugh. Watching the highlights of the India v Australia Women’s World Cup Final just now, where Karen Rolton hit a match-winning 107*, she was given the new award of “Player of the match.” Brilliant! What’s wrong with “Woman of the match”? I don’t see what’s wrong with “Man of the match,” but I see why girls would hate it. (my point being that the use of “Man” could constitute “man on earth,” as in homoerectus. i.e. it’s not necessarily specifically a male gender term, it’s a collective term for all human beings).
I used to work for the NHS, and like most massive organisations there’s a whole load of politics. There are also FAR too many women running it, but that’s another story. Anyway, if a meeting is called, it is the Chair who speaks…not the Chairman! I just find all this politically sensitive crap hilarious. (Manhole covers: peoplehole covers, Body Odor: Nondiscretionary fragrance, Bald: Follicularly challenged, “I’m not a liar, I’m just ethically disoriented.” etc etc)