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"Penmanship" is now 'handwriting' as Washington state removes gender bias in statutes
Reuters ^ | 4/23/2013 | Laura L. Myers

Posted on 04/25/2013 4:54:05 PM PDT by markomalley

Washington state's governor signed into law on Monday the final piece of a six-year effort to rewrite state laws using gender-neutral vocabulary, replacing terms such as "fisherman" and "freshman" with "fisher" and "first-year student."

Lawmakers have passed a series of bills since 2007 to root out gender bias from Washington statutes, though a 1983 state mandate required that all laws be written in gender-neutral terms unless a specification of gender was intended.

"This was a much larger effort than I had envisioned. Mankind means man and woman," said Democratic state Senator Jeanne Kohl-Welles of Seattle.

The new gender-neutral references, for example, include "journey-level plumber" instead of "journeyman plumber," "handwriting" in place of "penmanship," and "signal operator" for "signalman."

(Excerpt) Read more at reuters.com ...


TOPICS: Extended News; Government; US: Washington
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1 posted on 04/25/2013 4:54:06 PM PDT by markomalley
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To: markomalley

Newspeak 9th edition?


2 posted on 04/25/2013 4:56:12 PM PDT by trubolotta
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To: markomalley

Words that start with ‘man.’
http://www.scrabblefinder.com/starts-with/man/

Many words here that will be changed in the future!


3 posted on 04/25/2013 4:56:39 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (I’m not a Republican, I’m a conservative! Pubbies haven't been conservative since before T.R.)
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To: markomalley

I’m getting really sick of this sh!t.


4 posted on 04/25/2013 5:00:26 PM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Great vid by ShorelineMike! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KOZjJk6nbD4&feature=plcp)
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear
I’m getting really sick of this sh!t.

Other than their disgust with being a man or being around men, I'd love to have these a$$holes go after Spanish . . . tell those Hispanics to stop all reference to gender in ALL THEIR LANGUAGE.

5 posted on 04/25/2013 5:03:15 PM PDT by laweeks
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To: markomalley

Damn my misogynous right hand.


6 posted on 04/25/2013 5:04:28 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: markomalley
Democratic state Senator Jeanne Kohl-Welles of Seattle

Figures she'd have a hyphenated last name.

7 posted on 04/25/2013 5:05:13 PM PDT by NJRighty ("It's sick out there and getting sicker" - Bob Grant)
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To: markomalley

So repairman would be repairer?


8 posted on 04/25/2013 5:07:58 PM PDT by max americana (fired liberals in our company after the election, & laughed while they cried (true story))
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To: markomalley
"Penmanship" is now 'handwriting'

Ah, but what of those with no hands?

They should sue!

Argh.

9 posted on 04/25/2013 5:09:21 PM PDT by EternalVigilance (Life, liberty, property, family, RKBA, sovereignty, security, borders, independence, the oath.)
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To: markomalley

And there went mankind.


10 posted on 04/25/2013 5:10:13 PM PDT by familyop (We Baby Boomers are croaking in an avalanche of rotten politics smelled around the planet.)
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To: markomalley; Slings and Arrows
Next:

"midwife" becomes "midspouse"

"old wive's tale" becomes "old spouse's tale"

"call-girl" becomes "call-person" (I foresee trouble brewing there....)

11 posted on 04/25/2013 5:10:51 PM PDT by dayglored (Listen, strange women lying in ponds distributing swords is no basis for a system of government!)
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To: Jack Hydrazine
Many A lot of words here that will be changed in the future!
12 posted on 04/25/2013 5:11:47 PM PDT by BykrBayb (Somewhere, my flower is there. ~ Þ)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

Uh oh. That still doesn’t quite fix it. “Here” begins with he, and “the” ends with he.


13 posted on 04/25/2013 5:16:17 PM PDT by BykrBayb (Somewhere, my flower is there. ~ Þ)
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To: BykrBayb
My little one;s so far good school was thinking of dropping Script from the curriculum. I had a fit and went out and bought some books for her to learn. They then changed their minds and the little 9 years old are writing now in script. Can you imagine having a bunch of retarted adults who can't write script due to a decision by the government?
14 posted on 04/25/2013 5:17:21 PM PDT by angcat
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To: markomalley; All
"...said Democratic state Senator Jeanne Kohl-Welles of Seattle."

The hyphen explains it all... no doubt her husband partner has hyphenated his her its last name as well.

15 posted on 04/25/2013 5:17:48 PM PDT by Rodamala
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To: BykrBayb
Will they rename Whitman County? Is Hamilton offensive to Muslims? Shouldn't Adams become Adarns? What about Lyman?? Mansfield? Can Kittitas remain uncovered?? I'm just sayin.
16 posted on 04/25/2013 5:20:10 PM PDT by Thom Pain (U.S. Constitution is a CONTRACT!)
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To: markomalley

It doesn’t matter how many words they change. Girls still have female parts, and boys still have male parts. This country is not progressing. This country is regressing. Now we are going to deny the differences between the sexes. Barnyard animals know the differences between the sexes. These word-changing liberals are dumber than barnyard animals!


17 posted on 04/25/2013 5:21:14 PM PDT by abclily
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To: markomalley; a fool in paradise

Jeez, why not just penpersonship?


18 posted on 04/25/2013 5:24:51 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: angcat
You should have boycotted that school while you had the chance. ; )
19 posted on 04/25/2013 5:25:07 PM PDT by BykrBayb (Somewhere, my flower is there. ~ Þ)
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To: Revolting cat!

Are you a penpersonator?


20 posted on 04/25/2013 5:26:55 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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