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Old 07-18-2019, 02:26 PM   #1
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Default California city will remove gender terms, including "manhole" and "manmade"

https://www.foxnews.com/politics/ber...from-city-code

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Gender-inclusive restrooms and have become more and more common across the country.

Now, the city of Berkeley is taking it a step further.

The city is removing gender-specific words in its municipal code. It will cost the city about $600 to make the changes. The Berkeley City Council unanimously passed the measure to replace more than two dozen commonly used terms on Tuesday.

It will switch words like “he” and “she” to “they” and “them” in the city code. “Manholes” will be changed to “maintenance holes” and references to manmade will be changed to “artificial.”

Councilman Rigel Robinson, a 23-year-old recent graduate of the University of California at Berkeley, sponsored the ordinance. He tweeted, in part: “There is power in language. It’s a small move, but it matters.”

Berkeley City Manager Dee Williams-Ridley wrote in a memorandum to council, “In recent years, broadening societal awareness of transgender and gender-nonconforming identities has brought to light the importance of non-binary gender inclusivity.”

Terms like fraternity or sorority will be changed to “collegiate Greek system residence.” Other terms that will be changed include pregnant woman or women. It will be switched to pregnant employees. Brothers and sisters will be switched to sibling.


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Old 07-18-2019, 02:29 PM   #2
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Default Re: California city will remove gender terms, including "manhole" and "manmade"

My alma mater UNC doesn't use the term Freshman any more because it's not gender neutral. They call those students First Year now. SMH
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Old 07-18-2019, 02:31 PM   #3
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polling says 100% of respondents agree

actual news we should be talking about-

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House passes bill to hike the federal minimum wage to $15 per hour

The House passed a bill Thursday to hike the federal minimum wage to $15 per hour in a win for liberal activists who have long pushed to give low-wage workers a raise.

The Democratic-held chamber passed the plan in a 231-199 vote. Six Democrats opposed it, while three Republicans supported it.

The measure would gradually hike the U.S. pay floor to $15 by 2025, then index further hikes to median wage growth. It would also phase out lower minimum wage paid to tipped workers.

House Democrats view the legislation as a core piece of their agenda to boost pay and economic growth. As President Donald Trump runs for reelection in 2020, the party argues strong economic growth and a roaring stock market have not done enough to lift the workers who most need relief.

i assume the senate, and maga if it reaches that level, will put the kibosh on this.

thots?

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Old 07-18-2019, 02:32 PM   #4
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definitely sounds like berkeley
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Old 07-18-2019, 02:37 PM   #5
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definitely sounds like berkeley


What gets me is that it was all started by some young pipsqueak fresh out of college who thinks they are "woke".
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Old 07-18-2019, 02:39 PM   #6
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What gets me is that it was all started by some young pipsqueak fresh out of college who thinks they are "woke".


I wonder if they/them was a his/herstory major?
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Old 07-18-2019, 02:41 PM   #7
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What gets me is that it was all started by some young pipsqueak fresh out of college who thinks they are "woke".

damn, one young buck changed an entire city. singlehandedly?



what a time.

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Old 07-18-2019, 03:20 PM   #8
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Old 07-18-2019, 03:23 PM   #9
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Old 07-18-2019, 03:30 PM   #10
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I'm with getting rid of the word manhole from the our vocabulary, sounds gay af.
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Old 07-18-2019, 04:53 PM   #11
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I feel like woman hole and woman maid would be redundant tho no?
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Old 07-18-2019, 04:54 PM   #12
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but they were manmade
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Old 07-18-2019, 09:22 PM   #13
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It's just hilarious at this point, see how far this stupidity can go
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Old 07-18-2019, 09:28 PM   #14
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**** it. Lets make it a law that only women can be the president, construction workers, Engineers, Oil workers, Scientists, Doctors, Plumbers. Lets see what they can do
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Old 07-19-2019, 03:15 AM   #15
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This is much worse:

https://www.sfchronicle.com/bayarea/...l-14102242.php

Natural gas is much more cleaner than electricity. Not to mention that California is mainly powered by plants running on.... natural gas
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