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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 19
    More: Stupid, Washington, National Women's Law Center, sexisms, gender neutral, Democratic Governor Jay Inslee, civil engineers  
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2013-07-03 08:36:47 AM
3 votes:
I see where the name of the "Dick's Sporting Goods" chain is being changed to "Genitals' Sporting Goods".
2013-07-03 09:22:29 AM
2 votes:
"The English language is all about subliminal domination. Take the word "semester". It's a perfect example of this school's discriminatory preference of semen to ovaries. That's why I ' m petitioning to have next term be referred to as Winter Ovester."
2013-07-03 08:43:12 AM
2 votes:
Language changes over time.

Imagine if you still had to fit your bees knees into your cat's pajamas.
2013-07-03 08:40:57 AM
2 votes:

Ecobuckeye: What are the alternatives to manholes, guy-wires, and buoys?

vaginas, pubic hair, boobies
2013-07-03 08:36:44 AM
2 votes:
Journey-level plumber? The wrench on the pipe keeps on turnin?
2013-07-03 12:01:24 PM
1 votes:

cig-mkr: And change manpower to person power while your'e at it.

Personhole Cover.


Personually (also, Instruction Personual)

Oh Come, Oh Come Empersonuel (also, Away in the Personger)

Personed Spaceflight

Cowperson Up
2013-07-03 10:32:59 AM
1 votes:

Kevua: So are they going to get rid of Women also? Make it Wo? or Ho? or I don't know, anything that doesn't have man in it?

The term "wife" would work. They rarely have a man in them.
2013-07-03 10:08:15 AM
1 votes:

Gunny Highway: Stewardesses are still just waitresses in the sky.

Stewardesses have steward in them.
2013-07-03 09:53:03 AM
1 votes:

WhippingBoy: Qellaqan: ManRay: Are there really women that are bothered by this sort of thing?

And when I say "man," I'm talking about man as in mankind, not man as in men...I mean, you a woman and all, but we man.

For my part, I wouldn't say I'm *bothered*, but neither would I say I disapprove of the changes either. A lot of these subtle changes have already made their way into the lexicon without issues, like fire fighters instead of firemen.

There is still a presumption, even in the US, that male is the default. This is an incorrect assumption, since there are actually more women than men. But we are encouraged to think this way, from past biases which shape our perceptions subtly. Movies are all about men, most acclaimed books are, most acclaimed authors are, most politicians are, most historical figures are, most famous scientists are. I have no idea what the male to female ratio is on fark, but unless I make a comment specifically betraying my gender, I am assumed to be male. It doesn't bother me, but it is interesting too.

\It would be nice if there was a gender-neutral pronoun. So much easier. I think "they" is becoming something of a singular gender neutral pronoun, but this causes apoplexy in the grammar nazis.

"ze" The ridiculous word you're looking for is "ze".

no, ze is already used for when you want to say "the" but in a German accent.
2013-07-03 09:26:14 AM
1 votes:
Cock-man oppressor!!


pic is borrowed

gutter is a tool
2013-07-03 09:21:43 AM
1 votes:
How are we going to manage... oh crap, sorry... in the face of all these demands... CRAP... stupidstupidstupid... to rid ourselves of this mangey... AHHHHHHH!

I'm sorry... I've tried to be a good neuter... I just... I just... stop my mandibles... oh that's it. I give up.
2013-07-03 08:51:59 AM
1 votes:

ManRay: Are there really women that are bothered by this sort of thing?

No, but I'll bet there are lots of womyn who have a big problem with it.
2013-07-03 08:38:11 AM
1 votes:

DubtodaIll: Journey-level plumber? The wrench on the pipe keeps on turnin?

Don't stop believing, my friend.
2013-07-03 08:38:07 AM
1 votes:

legion_of_doo: What happens in French or Spanish class?

In my case?  Confusion and naps.
2013-07-03 08:37:45 AM
1 votes:
Can I get a new fatherboard for my new computer, please?
2013-07-03 08:37:08 AM
1 votes:
You don't mind a bit of man power, do ya?
2013-07-03 08:36:35 AM
1 votes:
I was told this is double-plus good.
2013-07-03 08:15:30 AM
1 votes:
What a fisher may look like:
2013-07-03 07:51:05 AM
1 votes:
Repeats will now be known as repersons.
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