California City To Ban Gendered Language Like ‘Manhole’ And ‘Manpower’

Gendered language like ‘manhole’ will soon be banned from one city’s codes	 	 	 			Getty image

Gendered language like ‘manhole’ will soon be banned from one city’s codes Getty image

"Having a male-centric municipal code is inaccurate and not reflective of our reality", Robinson said, according to CNN.

The full list of changed words is reminiscent of the decades-old move to change words that typically end in "-man" to ending with "-person", such as "salesperson" instead of "salesman". "Manhole" would be changed to "maintenance hole", "manpower" would be changed to "human effort" and "sorority" or "fraternity" would be changed to "collegiate Greek system residence", according to the ordinance. "Cigarettes and other tobacco products will remain legal in the city, along with recreational marijuana", reports Bloomberg.

And some of the changes are ridiculously burdensome.

Far-left utopia Berkeley, California continued to ignore the region's escalating homeless crisis this week; instead opting to ban "gender-specific" words -like "manhole"- from the city code.

Here's a curious one: The word "heirs" will become "beneficiaries", even though no one particularly thinks of "heir" as a gendered term. For example, if an attorney is mentioned, they will always be referred to as "the attorney" - not a gender pronoun such as him or her.

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'Therefore, it is both timely and necessary to make the environment of City Hall and the language of city legislation consistent with the principles of inclusion'.

"There's power in language", Robinson added to the network.

While some supported the measure, one unidentified resident bluntly rejected it saying, "They come up with these cockamamie things all the time". They can change it to maintenance hole. In 2017, California became the first state to provide a third gender option on state driver's licenses, identification cards and birth certificates with the passage of Senate Bill 179.

The ordinance, which will cost the city about $600, will be reviewed again next week before it goes into effect in late August, NBC News reported.

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