The German language and grammar are not gender-neutral, there is a differentiation between feminine and masculine. The gender is made visible by the article or is recognizable by the suffix.

Because language can discriminate and because language not only represents but also shapes, because language is part of our social reality and is constantly changing, it can also be modified for gender equality purposes.
Numerous more gender-equitable ways of writing have now been developed. These include listing/pairs, splitting or the slash, the generic feminine, the internal-I, the gender GAP or the gender STAR, gender-neutral plural formation, names of institutions instead of personal names or neutral formulations.

For reasons of better readability, the masculine form (generic masculine) is primarily used for personal designations and personal nouns on this website. Corresponding terms apply to all genders in the interests of equal treatment. The abbreviated form is used for editorial reasons only and does not imply any judgment.

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