Saturday, 17 August, 2019

Berkeley City Council Votes to Remove 'Gendered Language' from City Codes

Berkeley California voted Tuesday to ban natural gas in new homes and to drop gendered language from city codes Berkeley California voted Tuesday to ban natural gas in new homes and to drop gendered language from city codes
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As part of the politically correct purge of offending, gendered language within the city's municipal code, a "manhole" will now become "maintenance hole", "craftsmen" are now "artisans", "heirs" are "beneficiaries", and "manpower" will now be classified as "human effort".

The city of Berkeley, California, is updating its municipal code to exclude gendered words like "manhole" and "manmade" in favor of more inclusive language, according to a new ordinance.

The item passed Tuesday night without discussion or comments and was not controversial, Berkeley City Council member Rigel Robinson - the measure's primary author - told CNN. But the Berkeley list goes further, changing words in a way that would make a Gender Studies professor proud.

All forms generated by the city of Berkeley will soon have a space for people filling it out to designate which pronoun they prefer.

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First person pronouns "they" and "them" will be used instead of "he" and "she".

"Tonight, Berkeley City Council adopted first reading of an ordinance responding to my proposal revising the municipal code to include gender neutral pronouns", Robinson wrote.

Justifying the vernacular overhaul, a memo for the motion explains: 'In recent years, broadening societal awareness of transgender and gender-nonconforming identities has brought to light the importance of non-binary gender inclusivity.

Additionally, personal pronouns -"he" or "she"-will be changed to the neutral gender like "the attorney" or "the merchant". 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.

'Gender-neutral language creates a lot of room to acknowledge that it's not just men running the country, ' Robson said of his sponsored motion. They can change it to maintenance hole. "This is a small move, but it matters".

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