businessman(, and fearless activist Elizabeth Taylor)

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  • Loob

    Senior Member
    English UK
    Yes, it must be a misprint, Daffodil.

    Here's another version of the statement:
    Legendary actress, businesswoman, and fearless activist Elizabeth Taylor died peacefully today in Cedars-Sinai Hospital in Los Angeles.
     

    pob14

    Senior Member
    American English
    One could attempt to avoid the sexist language by using "businessperson" or a neutral term such as "entrepreneur," but one would not refer to Ms. Taylor as a "businessman." One could also refer to her as a great beauty in her youth, a wonderful actress, and to her death as a great loss to us all. I hadn't heard.
     
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