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(Daily Mail)   Washington State to remove 'gender biased language'. Terms such as 'fisherman', 'freshman' and even 'journeyman plumber' to be replaced with 'fisher', 'first-year-student' and 'journey-level plumber'   (dailymail.co.uk) divider line 10
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2013-07-03 08:43:28 AM  
3 votes:
As we all know, Carlin predicted this.

Person-hole cover.
2013-07-03 08:36:35 AM  
2 votes:
I was told this is double-plus good.
2013-07-03 08:54:18 AM  
1 votes:
And yet when I try to be gender neutral and refer to a woman as 'it' I get yelled at.
2013-07-03 08:48:52 AM  
1 votes:
So instead of saying, "we interfaced a master to a slave device in freshman electronics" you say, "we interfaced a master to a slave device in first year electronics." And then it's no longer offensive.
2013-07-03 08:46:35 AM  
1 votes:
I'm pretty sure Carlin did a whole bit on this a long time ago
2013-07-03 08:41:46 AM  
1 votes:
Isn't the whole state named after a man?
2013-07-03 08:39:02 AM  
1 votes:

LasersHurt: This is sort of one of those "A point but also not a point" things. On the one hand, calling everything "man" MIGHT be inaccurate or annoying, as most things are open to both genders. On the other, we also are hu-mans who are part of man-kind, etc. "Man" has also always been a generic term for humans.

I don't think you make things much clearer, less "offensive," or less annoying if you keep it OR change it. Kind of a lose-lose, but also supremely unimportant.

Maybe in a few specific instances, it might be good to change it.


It's funny because in the fight for supremacy, feminists are actually otherizing women. Why not be done with the women denominator as a whole then and have every person be called a man regardless of their sex/gender? Differentiating just get nebulous every day and it's actually the basis of most of the discrimination against anything that isn't a man. If everybody was a man, then we wouldn't have the conundrum of gay marriage.

What's the importance of differentiating anyway? Plus with the fracture of current society in terms of sex and gender, it's kind of a moot point since it's not a binary thing anymore.
2013-07-03 08:22:46 AM  
1 votes:
Woman and human have man in them too.

Woperson and Huperson.
2013-07-03 08:17:39 AM  
1 votes:
This is sort of one of those "A point but also not a point" things. On the one hand, calling everything "man" MIGHT be inaccurate or annoying, as most things are open to both genders. On the other, we also are hu-mans who are part of man-kind, etc. "Man" has also always been a generic term for humans.

I don't think you make things much clearer, less "offensive," or less annoying if you keep it OR change it. Kind of a lose-lose, but also supremely unimportant.

Maybe in a few specific instances, it might be good to change it.
2013-07-03 08:15:30 AM  
1 votes:
What a fisher may look like:
fishercatscreech.com
 
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