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Washington DC and The Holy Land>Gendered language like 'manhole' will soon be banned from California city codes
Hammock Parties 05:46 PM 07-18-2019
https://www.kmbc.com/article/whateve...-1969/28435410
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BERKELEY, Calif.

Soon, there will be no more manholes in the city of Berkeley, California. There will also be no chairmen, no manpower, no policemen or policewomen.

No, that doesn't mean a whole city will be without committee leaders and law enforcement. It means that words that imply a gender preference will be removed from the city's codes and replaced with gender-neutral terms, according a recently adopted ordinance.

The city voted Tuesday night to replace gendered terms in its municipal codes, like "manhole" and "manpower," with gender-neutral ones like "maintenance hole" and "human effort."

The item passed without discussion or comments and was not controversial, said Berkeley City Council member Rigel Robinson, the bill's primary author.

"There's power in language," Robinson said. "This is a small move, but it matters."

The revised city documents also will replace instances of gendered pronouns, such as "he" and "she" with "they," according to the ordinance.

Berkeley's municipal code currently contains mostly masculine pronouns, the office of the city manager said in a letter to the mayor and city council.

"Having a male-centric municipal code is inaccurate and not reflective of our reality," Robinson said. "Women and non-binary individuals are just as entitled to accurate representation. Our laws are for everyone, and our municipal code should reflect that."

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stevieray 05:49 PM 07-18-2019
he/she
male/female
man/woman
person
human
mankind
manufacture
manual.....
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NinerDoug 05:58 PM 07-18-2019
Hammock Parties doesn't want anyone renaming his manhole. :-)
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cosmo20002 08:00 PM 07-18-2019
Originally Posted by Hammock Parties:
Gendered language like 'manhole' will soon be banned from California city codes
They've probably had a lot of problems when they told a worker to "go service that manhole on the corner of 47th street."
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Reerun_KC 08:17 PM 07-18-2019
Originally Posted by NinerDoug:
Hammock Parties doesn't want anyone renaming his manhole. :-)
You like manholes?
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Chiefshrink 08:20 PM 07-18-2019
Since this is CA it should be renamed to **it holes!!!:-)
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Bob Dole 08:41 PM 07-18-2019
At least they are focused on the important issues.
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Just Passin' By 08:44 PM 07-18-2019
A manhole cover is a manhole cover
It's history, not herstory
It's actress, not female actor
It's salesman, congressman, ...man, not salesperson, congressperson, ...person


No matter how the left tries to **** with the language, it's not going to make the actual and correct language wrong, and their bullshit proposed substitutes correct.

And, while I'm at it, though not about a rewriting of the language or about the political left, necessarily:

Pluto is a planet
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WhiteWhale 08:50 PM 07-18-2019
Oh Berkeley.
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Bob Dole 08:53 PM 07-18-2019
Originally Posted by Just Passin' By:
A manhole cover is a manhole cover
It's history, not herstory
It's actress, not female actor
It's salesman, congressman, ...man, not salesperson, congressperson, ...person


No matter how the left tries to **** with the language, it's not going to make the actual and correct language wrong, and their bullshit proposed substitutes correct.

And, while I'm at it, though not about a rewriting of the language or about the political left, necessarily:

Pluto is a planet
Pretty sure Pluto is a dog
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alpha_omega 09:08 PM 07-18-2019
I wonder how many manhours they will spend training staff on this?
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notorious 09:14 PM 07-18-2019
"One small step for a non-binary person, one giant leap for non-binary kind."
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Taco John 09:23 PM 07-18-2019
For my part I would like to see more women holes all over the place.
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T-post Tom 09:52 PM 07-18-2019
Mental illness.
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Imon Yourside 09:57 PM 07-18-2019
:-)

These tards are probably laughing their asses off talking about this crap.
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