Although word order is often shadowed by other important factors (such as those discussed above), it can act as a power catalyst for generating and maintaining androcentricity. Namely, and as discussed by recent studies, when mentioning two persons in a sentence, the order in which they are mentioned has some semantic, hierarchical meaning: The first person mentioned is considered to be central and more important. One could even argue that first-mentioned elements are likely to receive more attention, simply because they are read first. As such, in androcentric cultures, men are commonly and predominantly mentioned first in pairs (e.g., men and women, husband and wife), giving them a more central position.
Ideally, word order should be randomly assigned, distributing centrality equally to women and men. However, given the extremely high propensity to mention men first, we suggest that – for the time being – women be mentioned first. Of course, this is only to be applied in cases where it is impossible to remove explicit mention of gender – which, as suggested earlier in this guide, should always be aimed for.
 Except for “ladies and gentlemen”.