it would be great if you could join in and offer advice to others.That’s what we’re all about here - experienced hosts helping out new people, listening to rants, comparing notes. You really should try it.
It’s actually offensive to a lot of people. In the UK (where Joan and Jess are from) gender specific descriptions such as ‘hostess’, ‘actress’, ‘policewoman’ and so on have been well out of favour for many, many years. As I live in the States now, I understand that this isn’t the case here. That is sort of referenced by: