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bitchkitty2017 68F  
2274 posts
7/20/2019 11:29 am
Gender specific words now being tossed out for non gender terms?


This story by Jack Kelly senior Contributor
I was reading an article this week about banning gender specific words being banned by Certain towns and Cities throughout Canada and the USA..
Now what i read and specifically understand that words that contain things that point to gender specific and " -centric?" New word? hmmm these words are being replaced with gender -neutral words..This was put forth by Rigel Robinson a Berkeley Councilperson " Not man " Councilperson..this is the start of a big change for USA and Canadian Citizens..
Ok words like " manhole" will now be known as " maintenance holes"
" Brother or Sister " will now be known as " siblings "
" Manpower " will be known as " human effort "
Personal pronouns such as " she, he, and him, " will be replaced with " they or them".As of now 24 terms have now been changed non binary or non gender terms..
***** My opinion and many others will ask or wonder Ok what if it doesnt stop there? what if it seeps into the work place and is mandated , gender-neutral terms are set in place? What will happen? it definately upset the apple cart ...wow not the pressure of work related duties then remembering use non-gender words replace the ones we use every day undoubtedly will create extra pressure and stress...lol then come the gender neutral Police hand you a ticket and fine you for not adhering the specific word you forgot use.Will your co worker have you charged for calling them a woman or man when you should be using what? gawd i am confused already...What does a call his or her Mother or Father ? By their first ? Arggggggggg!

bitchkitty2017 68F  
5299 posts
7/20/2019 11:30 am

Maybe there should be a song made up to suit the situation...who knows!


benard69 63M/63F  
5321 posts
7/20/2019 12:03 pm

Man Oh Man...Oops! That should be Person-O-Person..lol Screw it..Still going to call a Manhole a Manhole...hehe...We are being led by a total bunch of Nuts!


Tmptrzz 57F
86718 posts
7/20/2019 12:20 pm

I don't even know what to say as I don't see issue with the words so why change them. I just don't get how some people think these days, as things are offensive to some that have never been offensive before.. I hope you have a great weekend hun and thanks for sharing this informative piece with us..

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SomewhereSE 62M
243 posts
7/20/2019 12:35 pm

As if western culture hasn’t already come up with enough different ways to make us the world’s laughingstock... I hadn’t realized that epidemic has spread from California to Canada.


2Saltie2 27F

7/20/2019 12:37 pm

Nothing suprises me anymore when it comes to some of the government officials here in the states.

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SomewhereSE 62M
243 posts
7/20/2019 12:49 pm

I have to wonder what alternatives are in the works for words and names like MENstruation, MENopause, MENtal, MENial, MENsa, and everything else in the dictionary that starts with MEN or MAN, laughing MANiacly here.


positively4you 71F  
4055 posts
7/20/2019 1:03 pm

I will not abide by it in any form, I don’t give a damn who I insult.


scoupe42 57M  
9125 posts
7/20/2019 1:09 pm

This is a touchy subject, what do a person do? I know, I try not to use words that going to hurt.


TicklePlease 52F  
12891 posts
7/20/2019 2:18 pm

Sounds like vague "news" meant to cause foaming at the mouth by right wing nut jobs.

oh look... it worked.


MyBaffies 51M
4409 posts
7/20/2019 2:53 pm

Something I noticed over the last few years is that "actress" is no long used, everyone in the performing arts is called an "actor" now.

And I think the cockpit on an aircraft is now referred to as the flight deck.

Fireman has, quite rightly given the number of genders volunteering for the fire service, been dropped in favour of firefighter.

I think the generation will begin to use those terms and that will become second nature to them and the "old" versions will be gradually dropped.

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bitchkitty2017 68F  
5299 posts
7/20/2019 4:04 pm

    Quoting benard69:
    Man Oh Man...Oops! That should be Person-O-Person..lol Screw it..Still going to call a Manhole a Manhole...hehe...We are being led by a total bunch of Nuts!
lol hey thats funny i got a good chuckle out of it..thanx


bitchkitty2017 68F  
5299 posts
7/20/2019 4:06 pm

    Quoting Tmptrzz:
    I don't even know what to say as I don't see issue with the words so why change them. I just don't get how some people think these days, as things are offensive to some that have never been offensive before.. I hope you have a great weekend hun and thanks for sharing this informative piece with us..
yeah i dont understand why it happens anyway ..seems we are slowly being led down the garden path by the few who dont regard humanity as two genders ..man or woman ..its crazy.thamx for the input...


bitchkitty2017 68F  
5299 posts
7/20/2019 4:08 pm

    Quoting SomewhereSE:
    As if western culture hasn’t already come up with enough different ways to make us the world’s laughingstock... I hadn’t realized that epidemic has spread from California to Canada.
yeah actually NS Provincial government has adopted the changing of government documents like drivers licence to pass ports given an extra space to put an x as non gender those that do not consider themselves as neither male or female ..fluid gender i believe its called ...i am confused


pytimesx 60M
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7/20/2019 4:10 pm

    Quoting TicklePlease:
    Sounds like vague "news" meant to cause foaming at the mouth by right wing nut jobs.

    oh look... it worked.
"vague news" Seriously?
The City of Berkeley is having every (Man & Woman) word in City related publications changed... Including Judicial, Municipal and Building Codes, all public forms and signs.

There's nothing "vague" about it - not even the stupidity behind it.


bitchkitty2017 68F  
5299 posts
7/20/2019 4:12 pm

    Quoting 2Saltie2:
    Nothing suprises me anymore when it comes to some of the government officials here in the states.
nope and in Canada either and its so confusing for sure we have a word for the non gender now its called transvestite or tg , tg why mess with anything now..thanx


bitchkitty2017 68F  
5299 posts
7/20/2019 4:14 pm

    Quoting  :

it is i am sorry to say and i believe it stems from the trans people who dont know from one day to the next if they are men or women..the movement to even cd is jumping on the bandwagon ..its crazy make more pills we are gonna need them..lol thanx


bitchkitty2017 68F  
5299 posts
7/20/2019 4:15 pm

    Quoting SomewhereSE:
    I have to wonder what alternatives are in the works for words and names like MENstruation, MENopause, MENtal, MENial, MENsa, and everything else in the dictionary that starts with MEN or MAN, laughing MANiacly here.
well yes its gonna be hard to adjust and to those who take offence to being called man or woman who choose to become non gender screw it i will still acknowledge them as male or female


pytimesx 60M
939 posts
7/20/2019 4:19 pm

It's worst than stupidity run amok by the voters who put these fools in office. The same voters are willing to pay for the editing and republication of volumes of documents and public signage in the tens of millions. They already spend about 5% more than revenue or income and the five year plan intends on maintaining that spending gap adding to the total debt the city already has.


bitchkitty2017 68F  
5299 posts
7/20/2019 4:20 pm

    Quoting positively4you:
    I will not abide by it in any form, I don’t give a damn who I insult.
me too men are still men women are still women and words i used before i will use whenever i want to ..if people get their noses out of joint so be it....thx


bitchkitty2017 68F  
5299 posts
7/20/2019 4:22 pm

    Quoting scoupe42:
    This is a touchy subject, what do a person do? I know, I try not to use words that going to hurt.
well they should write a book about that because hurting someone thats a woman or man is gonna happen who are we to bend over backward to adhere to the minority ? after all they are the minority...i dont know what to tell you...sorry hon


bitchkitty2017 68F  
5299 posts
7/20/2019 4:25 pm

    Quoting TicklePlease:
    Sounds like vague "news" meant to cause foaming at the mouth by right wing nut jobs.

    oh look... it worked.
well maybe i know for sure that NS here led the way for government documents to be equipped with a box that is referreed to as non gender or fluid gender ..government papers like drivers licence and passports are done already..i seen them for myself so its only a matter of time when changes to alot of things come so prepare ..lol thanx


bitchkitty2017 68F  
5299 posts
7/20/2019 4:28 pm

    Quoting MyBaffies:
    Something I noticed over the last few years is that "actress" is no long used, everyone in the performing arts is called an "actor" now.

    And I think the cockpit on an aircraft is now referred to as the flight deck.

    Fireman has, quite rightly given the number of genders volunteering for the fire service, been dropped in favour of firefighter.

    I think the generation will begin to use those terms and that will become second nature to them and the "old" versions will be gradually dropped.
yes i did read alot of those changes did occur and more to come i seen a list on google that city and town officials are making the changes from gender specific to non gender specific...we should not have to change for the minority but we dont or not have been given a choice seems..thanx


bitchkitty2017 68F  
5299 posts
7/20/2019 4:29 pm

    Quoting pytimesx:
    "vague news" Seriously?
    The City of Berkeley is having every (Man & Woman) word in City related publications changed... Including Judicial, Municipal and Building Codes, all public forms and signs.

    There's nothing "vague" about it - not even the stupidity behind it.
yes i took my story line from that on google there is not a vague bone in their body ..its happening


bitchkitty2017 68F  
5299 posts
7/20/2019 4:32 pm

    Quoting pytimesx:
    It's worst than stupidity run amok by the voters who put these fools in office. The same voters are willing to pay for the editing and republication of volumes of documents and public signage in the tens of millions. They already spend about 5% more than revenue or income and the five year plan intends on maintaining that spending gap adding to the total debt the city already has.
yes you are right and ithe younger generation will adapt more quickly with the changes than me or any of the older generation..minority and its todays gov officials in [power listening to the rediculous ones who tell them how to run a country..thanks


BiggLala 48F  
28939 posts
7/20/2019 7:32 pm

I was reading an article this week about banning gender specific words being banned by Certain towns and Cities throughout Canada and the USA..
-I just read the article to which you refer. The article was about the city of Berkeley, CA making these changes. As we know, Berkeley is been extremely liberal...especially since the sixties...probably longer. There were no other US cities mentioned in the article. What other cities "...throughout...the USA..." are you talking about?

I think the 'she/he' and 'her/him' change is a bit much. But what is the big problem with saying 'maintenance hole'. That's what they are, right? Is it not uncommon to say 'siblings'? That's not new. Other changes in our lexicon that some mention here have been in place for years, decades even...firefighters, flight deck, etc. is not 'new'. Hell, some men took to the U.S. Supreme Court in the 70's and 80's over cases that led to gender neutral terms...one reason why we say Flight Attendant and not Stewardess.

Most of this isn't anything 'new'.

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RyuFujin 53F  
1280 posts
7/21/2019 12:38 am

Just what would kids call their parents?

Funny ha-ha thing the other day... had a girl's shopping day with my Mum. It was crowded and a bit loud in the store. She's a bit hard of hearing now, and I realized that my normal-projected pitch wasn't getting her attention. Try another tactic.

"Female Parental Unit!"

Worked liked a charm. She turned her head and gave me the Stink Eye!


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bitchkitty2017 68F  
5299 posts
8/7/2019 5:53 pm

    Quoting BiggLala:
    I was reading an article this week about banning gender specific words being banned by Certain towns and Cities throughout Canada and the USA..
    -I just read the article to which you refer. The article was about the city of Berkeley, CA making these changes. As we know, Berkeley is been extremely liberal...especially since the sixties...probably longer. There were no other US cities mentioned in the article. What other cities "...throughout...the USA..." are you talking about?

    I think the 'she/he' and 'her/him' change is a bit much. But what is the big problem with saying 'maintenance hole'. That's what they are, right? Is it not uncommon to say 'siblings'? That's not new. Other changes in our lexicon that some mention here have been in place for years, decades even...firefighters, flight deck, etc. is not 'new'. Hell, some men took to the U.S. Supreme Court in the 70's and 80's over cases that led to gender neutral terms...one reason why we say Flight Attendant and not Stewardess.

    Most of this isn't anything 'new'.
sorry it has taken me so long to reply and yes i also did read that article and now as i understand from most of the articles its going to become part of every government official department to adhere to non gender specific words...I am not sure if it will start there or continue..I also heard thru the grapevine that the cities and towns will be issuing an invitation to anyone who wants to learn what those non gender list of acceptable words.are going to be used...thanks and again sorry this is so late


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