Or in particular, God bless Berkeley in California for giving me the laugh of the week.
That place must surely be the Snowflake Capitol of the world?
According to an ordinance adopted this week by local authorities in the northern California city, all such commonly used words in city documents are now banned and must be replaced by more gender-neutral alternatives.
Brilliant! No more firemen, just fire fighters. They don’t say what’s to become of the postman. Post Fighters? Postal Delivery Executives? Postpersons?
“In recent years, broadening societal awareness of transgender and gender-nonconforming identities has brought to light the importance of non-binary gender inclusivity,” said council member Rigel Robinson, the main author of the measure.
“non-binary gender inclusivity”? I’m not even sure what that means. “Inclusivity” is a snowflake word so instantly the whole quote becomes a load of bollocks. Or a load of vaginas? Or at least a load of male gender organs? Hey Rigel – what’s the non-binary gender inclusive equivalent of bollocks?
I love the bit where “personal pronouns – “he” or “she” – will be changed to the neutral gender like “the attorney” or “the merchant”.” What the fuck is wrong with “he or she” which is a widely used expression already?
The highlight though has to be “pregnant woman” will now be referred to as a “pregnant employee”. Who the fuck is going to be offended by “pregnant woman”? Are men going to be offended because they can’t become pregnant? The word “pregnant” can only apply to persons of the female gender [i.e. women], so there is sweet fuck all point in trying to make pregnancy “gender neutral”.