Gendered words in this context refers to words more likely to be used by a man or a woman, so for example men are more likely to describe themselves in a job application as "independent" whilst women are more likely to describe themselves as compassionate. Even if an application has the applicant's gender hidden from the reader, the language can subconsciously (or consciously) indicate to the reader what gender the applicant is, and bias then in favour or against.
It's not insulting, dangerous, stupid, or any of the other daft shit people have been posting. It's an effect that has been measured by analysing responses to thousands of applications.
But we like to have a laugh here and I'm getting too soapboxy, so boobs, poop and B===D~
( , Wed 7 Mar 2018, 23:00, Reply)