Apprentice star Margaret Mountford warns of too much political correctness in schools Ms Mountford, famous for her withering putdowns to hapless candidates during her five-year tenure on the BBC show, said there are words in the English language that are simply “expressions”, and there is a danger of going too far in thinking they promote a continuation of sexism. [...] “In the English language there are expressions, and it’s just a word that happens to be a word. I’ve always insisted on being called chairman. We’re not doing ourselves a favour if we bring up girls to be cosseted and not able to give as good as they get.”' The article reports Mountford's comments in conjunction with the Institute of Physics' report entitled 'Closing Doors:Exploring gender and subject choice in schools'. The IOP concludes that it should produce school materials to help counter 'gender stereotyping' while also encouraging parents and governors to nag us about this non-issue. The IOP should do their job and invest in outreach nationally about their professions instead of telling the rest of us how to do our jobs to fix their preferred gender ratios.