I Object: Bar Association Bans Sexism

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The American Bar Association has issued a new ethics code that forbids the use of language that singles out someone on the basis of their gender, race, religion, disability or other factors, which includes referring to women as "honey," "darling," or other sexist remarks.

Leslie Richards-Yellen, President of the National Association of Women Lawyers, said the new rules allow litigators to concentrate on their clients instead of defending against personal attacks aimed at their identity.

"The beauty of this rule is, it's not going to have to be...people who at that moment have to deal with this attack on me and my personhood  any my integrity," she said. "How much of the 100 percent that I am is going to deal with that attack and how much of the 100 percent that I am is going to deal with my client?"