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Thu Jul 18, 2019, 12:09 PM

Berkeley Banishes Gender-Specific Words Such as Manhole From City Code



Berkeley, California, has adopted an ordinance to replace some terms with gender-neutral words in the city code.

The San Francisco Chronicle reports Wednesday that “she” and “he” will be replaced by “they.” The words “manpower” and “manhole” will become “workforce” and “maintenance hole.”

The City Council on Tuesday unanimously passed the measure to replace more than two dozen commonly used terms. There will be no more “craftsmen” in city code, only “craftspeople” or “artisans.”

Berkeley has a long history of leading on politically and socially liberal issues.

The sponsor of the ordinance is councilman Rigel Robinson, a 23-year-old recent graduate of the University of California, Berkeley. He says his time in college expanded his awareness of gender issues.

Robinson says critics suggested the council spend time on more important matters.

https://ktla.com/2019/07/17/berkeley-banishes-gender-specific-words-even-manhole-from-city-code/?fbclid=IwAR0CNw5Z-U0SW6n11WI9lvwVvt4Zn1XJYGDFU_79dAjn_BJLuPYz2D9WzqQ

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Reply Berkeley Banishes Gender-Specific Words Such as Manhole From City Code (Original post)
JanetS Jul 2019 OP
Grumpy Pickle Jul 2019 #1
quad489 Jul 2019 #2
Badsamm Jul 2019 #3
Carlos W Bush Jul 2019 #5
Jardinier Jul 2019 #4
Bozo Haram Jul 2019 #8
Lira Jul 2019 #10
Currentsitguy Jul 2019 #6
Squeek Jul 2019 #7
Lowrider1984 Jul 2019 #9
SatansSon666 Jul 2019 #11

Response to JanetS (Original post)

Thu Jul 18, 2019, 12:12 PM

1. Can you believe people actually spent time and money on this absurd piece of

" Legislation " ?

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Response to JanetS (Original post)

Thu Jul 18, 2019, 12:13 PM

2. So....when is Berkeley having the hand/power tools buyback program since Craftsman is so offensive??

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Response to JanetS (Original post)

Thu Jul 18, 2019, 12:21 PM

3. How many women even work in manholes?

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Response to Badsamm (Reply #3)

Thu Jul 18, 2019, 01:17 PM

5. Nationwide: +/- 14,500.

But zero in Berkeley.

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Response to JanetS (Original post)

Thu Jul 18, 2019, 12:44 PM

4. Cockpit. Cockpit needs to be changed.

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Response to Jardinier (Reply #4)

Thu Jul 18, 2019, 02:41 PM

8. Flight deck

This battle dates back to the eighties at least. Master / slave disk controllers became primary and secondary around that time as well.

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Response to Jardinier (Reply #4)

Thu Jul 18, 2019, 07:04 PM

10. Noooooooooooooo

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Response to JanetS (Original post)

Thu Jul 18, 2019, 01:47 PM

6. Ban manhole?

There's going to be a lot of confusion at the bathhouses.

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Response to JanetS (Original post)

Thu Jul 18, 2019, 02:08 PM

7. they are extremely silly

sometimes.

MANhandle

MENopause

MANual

MANuscript

Do we do away with those?


And it's not even MANkind anymore But is huMANkind any better?


sigh....some of the things they waste their time on...

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Response to JanetS (Original post)

Thu Jul 18, 2019, 02:53 PM

9. This 23 yr old kid on the City Council can

shove it up his maintenance hole.

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Response to JanetS (Original post)

Fri Jul 19, 2019, 07:29 AM

11. "Pretty soon we'll be calling rape victims

'unwilling sperm recipients'"
- George Carlin

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