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Farewell to freshman - Washington State to remove 40,000 pieces of legislation of 'gender biased lan
The Daily Mail ^ | July 2, 2013 | James Nye

Posted on 07/11/2013 8:09:42 PM PDT by EveningStar

Farewell to freshman - Washington State to remove 40,000 pieces of legislation of 'gender biased language'...but manhole survives

This week new laws will come into effect in Washington State to form the final piece of a six-year effort to rewrite all state laws using gender-neutral vocabulary.

The politically correct crusade will see terms such as 'fisherman', 'freshman' and even 'journeyman plumber' replaced with 'fisher', 'first-year-student' and 'journey-level plumber'.

Signalling an end to hundreds of years of accepted language, the move will now see the state's copious laws, including thousands of words and phrases re-written at tax-payers expense.

(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; US: Washington
KEYWORDS: bluestates; feminism; gender; genderbias; genderbiased; genderneutral; homosexualagenda; language; politicalcorrectness; washingtonstate
Commentary:

Daniel Greenfield
FrontPage Magazine
July 7, 2013

Washington Purges “Fisherman”, “Freshman” and “Clergyman” From the Dictionary

1 posted on 07/11/2013 8:09:42 PM PDT by EveningStar
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To: EveningStar

As stupid as it gets. Those are not “gendered” terms - is “human” also banned?

Just another example of how liberalism is a mental disorder.


2 posted on 07/11/2013 8:12:08 PM PDT by Republican Wildcat
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To: EveningStar

Liberalism is a serious psychosis, and the whole Western half of this state is infected.


3 posted on 07/11/2013 8:12:23 PM PDT by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: EveningStar
but manhole survives

I imagine its because gays are fond of that word.

4 posted on 07/11/2013 8:12:26 PM PDT by PGR88
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To: Borges; Slings and Arrows

ping


5 posted on 07/11/2013 8:12:58 PM PDT by EveningStar ("What color is the sky in your world?" -- Frasier Crane)
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To: EveningStar

So what? Now we will have Freshpersons? Frankly that sounds more sexist than Freshman. How long until they remove Man and Woman? Sorry I prefer a world where I am sure of the gender I am dealing with, you know... Man, Woman, Fruit.


6 posted on 07/11/2013 8:13:40 PM PDT by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: Republican Wildcat

huperson.


7 posted on 07/11/2013 8:17:53 PM PDT by Wyrd bi ful ard (Gone Galt, 11/07/12----No king but Christ! Don't tread on me!)
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To: EveningStar

You couldn’t do this if the language were Spanish... Just sayin’


8 posted on 07/11/2013 8:18:28 PM PDT by rwilson99 (Please tell me how the words "shall not perish and have everlasting life" would NOT apply to Mary.)
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To: EveningStar

Did we change hysterectomy to HERsterectomy?


9 posted on 07/11/2013 8:21:25 PM PDT by Gator113
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To: EveningStar

Man.............

Man man man man man man man man man man man man man man man man man man man man man man man man man man man man man man man man man man man man man man man man man man man man man man man man man man man man man man man man man man man man man man man man man man man man man man man man man man man man man man man man man man man man man man man man man man man man man man man man man man man man man man man man man man man man man man man man man man man man man man man man man man man man man man man man man man man man man man man man man man man man man man man man man man man man man man man man man man man man man man man man man man man man man man man man man man man man man man man man man man man man man man man man man man man man man man man man man man man man man man man man man man man man man man man man man man man man man man man man man man man man man man man man man man man man man man man man man man man man man man man man man man man man man man man man man man man man man man man man man man man man man man man man man man man man man man man man man man man man man man man man man man man man man man man man man man man man man man man.


10 posted on 07/11/2013 8:21:35 PM PDT by Born to Conserve
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To: EveningStar

That’s terrible! It’s long past time to call it a personhole.


11 posted on 07/11/2013 8:22:42 PM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: EveningStar
Manhole??!!


12 posted on 07/11/2013 8:25:10 PM PDT by mylife (Ted Cruz understands the law, and he does not fear the unlawful.)
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To: Republican Wildcat

Does this mean that Her Thighness will no longer berate a male by telling him to “man up?” Will she now spout out that the guy in question oughta “person up?”


13 posted on 07/11/2013 8:35:44 PM PDT by Rembrandt (Part of the 51% who pay Federal taxes)
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To: EveningStar

Give a person enough rope and he or she will hang him or herself.


14 posted on 07/11/2013 8:44:42 PM PDT by Redmen4ever
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To: Rembrandt

Does this mean that Its Thighness will no longer berate a thing by telling it to “man up?” Will it now spout out that the thing in question oughta “slave up?

There fixed.

Also I am sensing a dog whistle in here between your comment on its thighs and it calling someone a chicken.


15 posted on 07/11/2013 8:52:09 PM PDT by ronnietherocket3
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To: EveningStar

Doubleplus good!


16 posted on 07/11/2013 8:54:44 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: EveningStar

Just shred the applications of the few males who still want to attend college. Instant no-more-freshman! Social justice! Payback for centuries of patriarchal oppression! Who could possibly object?


17 posted on 07/11/2013 8:57:20 PM PDT by TChad (YOU TOO can go to MEDICAL SCHOOL and become a PERK OF THE SOCIALIST STATE and empower DEMOCRATS.)
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To: EveningStar
Does this also mean that negative connotations like MAN-made climate change, hitMAN, madMAN are HIStory? DOH!!
18 posted on 07/11/2013 9:19:13 PM PDT by Impala64ssa (You call me an islamophobe like it's a bad thing.)
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To: Impala64ssa
And I suppose Sens Alan SimpSON and Joe LeiberMAN would have to change their names while we're at it.
19 posted on 07/11/2013 9:22:22 PM PDT by Impala64ssa (You call me an islamophobe like it's a bad thing.)
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To: EveningStar

A woman is now a woperson?


20 posted on 07/11/2013 9:30:56 PM PDT by MNDude (Sorry for typos. Probably written on a smartphone, and I have big clumsy fingers.)
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To: EveningStar
Crispin Thurlow, a sociolinguist and associate professor of language and communication at the University of Washington-Bothell praised the project in an interview with Fox News in April.'Changing words can change what we think about the world around us,' he said.

That really is the point, isn't it? Take away the words that make it possible to express certain ideas. I've never seen them put it so boldly.

21 posted on 07/11/2013 10:52:46 PM PDT by TexasKamaAina
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To: TexasKamaAina

Thank God “moron” remains gender-neutral, because it adequately describes - without bias - both the men and women who supported this stupidity.


22 posted on 07/12/2013 12:21:23 AM PDT by Stingray (Stand for the truth or you'll fall for anything.)
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To: Rembrandt

Person Up —

Will have to Perchild Up


23 posted on 07/12/2013 6:51:05 AM PDT by Scrambler Bob ( Concerning bo -- that refers to the president. If I capitalize it, I mean the dog.)
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To: EveningStar

Orwellian 1984 NewSpeak


24 posted on 07/12/2013 10:38:58 AM PDT by TexasRepublic (Socialism is the gospel of envy and the religion of thieves)
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