I like the sentiment Jonny McCormick. If I were to be a little provocative, how about “human”? There are times when people use man (for some reason I can’t make it give me “apostrophe-man”!) as a shortened form of human. In that case it is not gender-specific, but species-specific, right?
To be clear, with two sisters and two daughters, I am very sensitive to this kind of stuff, just curious as to where you see the line?