Good day,

I am currently working on the cover of my research paper, which is about sexist and heterosexist slurs. In the title it has been subsumed as "(hetero)sexist slurs", and now I am not sure how to capitalize the words.

Option 1: (Hetero)Sexist Slurs
Option 2: (Hetero)sexist Slurs

I would tend toward Option 2 as it seems right intuitively. Are there any rules covering this issue?

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    If you're submitting it to an academic journal, you'd need to find out if their style rules cover this (or, if a university thesis, whether the institution's rules cover it). Otherwise, I don't know if there are general rules covering it, but I've never noticed Option 1 being used anywhere and would, personally, favour Option 2. – TripeHound Feb 6 '18 at 15:03
  • I'd read (hetero)sexist slurs as meaning sexist slurs subclass heterosexual. I'd rewrite. – Edwin Ashworth Feb 6 '18 at 15:18

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