California city to ban gendered language like ‘manhole’ and ‘manpower’

Hey Bigot Saying 'Pregnant Woman' Is No Bueno As The City Of Berkeley Continues To Bastardize Language

"Cigarettes and other tobacco products will remain legal in the city, along with recreational marijuana", reports Bloomberg. In addition, gendered terms in the existing code such as he, she, him, her, himself, herself would be switched to specific nouns such as the architect, the attorney, the council member, the clerk, the driver and more. "It's not only timely, but necessary to make sure that our laws really speak for everyone".

"Language has power. The words we use are important", 23-year-old council member Rigel Robinson, author of the proposed changes, said. Manholes will heretofore be referred to as "maintenance holes", and the words "fraternity", "sorority", and "fraternal" will all be nixed with regards to the UC campus's Greek system - these will be replaced with "Collegiate Greek system residence".

"Revising the Berkeley Municipal Code to include gender-neutral pronouns by eliminating any gender preference language to indicate that whenever a gender-neutral personal pronoun is used, it shall be deemed to include the feminine and masculine also". Manpower will now be "human effort" and pregnant woman is now pregnant employee. That would be "maintenance hole", CNN noted. "I'm sure it wouldn't hurt anybody", said Erin Davis of Berkley.

Police arrest Hawaiian protesters trying to block telescope
Over the years, activists have staged protests and filed lawsuits to halt the telescope's construction. Dozens of researchers from around the world will not be able to gather data and study the sky.

"I don't, by any means, think this is the great championing for gender equality, but you gotta start somewhere", Baker added. "Come on. Enough is enough", Andrew Haits remarked.

One Berkeley resident, Sara, told NBC that she thinks "they should put their time into figuring out homelessness". "Enough is enough", he snickered. Few people deploy words like "manhole" or "ombudsman" as exclusively male terms, even if they are technically gendered.

Now, the city of Berkeley is taking it a step further. Berkeley was among the first cities to adopt curbside recycling in the 1970s and more recently, became the first in the U.S.to tax sugary drinks and ban natural gas in new homes.

Related News:

  • Arsenal open negotiations for goalscoring winger as Zaha alternative

    Arsenal open negotiations for goalscoring winger as Zaha alternative

    Crystal Palace are demanding a sizeable fee - something that looks beyond Arsenal's current financial power. Both GloboEsporte and UOL Esporte claim that the Gunners want to bring in Everton from Gremio .
    Ebola Outbreak in Africa Prompts International Health Emergency Declaration

    Ebola Outbreak in Africa Prompts International Health Emergency Declaration

    Could the disease spread further? The WHO chief said Wednesday that there has been violence in the region for years. How bad is the situation in DR Congo? More than 2,500 people have been infected and two-thirds of them have died.
    Democratic presidential candidates revealed for upcoming debates

    Democratic presidential candidates revealed for upcoming debates

    Booker, too , will likely see an opportunity to hit Biden over his past comments about working with segregationist senators. This time, Harris, the lone black woman in the field, will be joined by another top black candidate, New Jersey Sen.
  • Trump renews attacks on Omar, praises 'send her back' crowd

    Trump renews attacks on Omar, praises 'send her back' crowd

    Adam Kinzinger of IL tweeted that it was "ugly, wrong, & would send chills down the spines of our Founding Fathers. The four women are Ms Omar, 37, Rashida Tlaib, 42, Ayanna Pressley, 45, and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, 29.

    Hongmeng OS is not designed for smartphones, says Huawei's senior vice president

    Hua later stated that he wasn't sure if Hongmeng could be deployed as a smartphone OS in the future, Technode reports . But as it turns out, the OS that's being developed by Huawei isn't meant to be an alternative to Android.
    Boeing expects a $5.6 billion hit for 737 Max disruptions

    Boeing expects a $5.6 billion hit for 737 Max disruptions

    The company said it will discuss the financial impact of the 737 Max grounding on a conference call with analysts that day. The Max was grounded after crashes in Indonesia and Ethiopia killed 346 people. "This is a defining moment for Boeing ".
  • Nvidia Uses Ray Tracing to Recreate Apollo 11 Moon Landing

    Nvidia Uses Ray Tracing to Recreate Apollo 11 Moon Landing

    Vice President Mike Pence will travel Saturday to Florida to mark the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing . Aldrin told Trump he was disappointed that even more advancements have not been made in space over the past decade.
    El Chapo Sentenced To Life and 13 Billion Dollar Fine

    El Chapo Sentenced To Life and 13 Billion Dollar Fine

    His conviction included crimes such as narcotics trafficking, using a firearm in drug crimes and money laundering. Judge Brian Cogan imposed the sentence of life plus 30 years, at a hearing in federal court in Brooklyn .
    Omar says she won't stop criticizing Trump

    Omar says she won't stop criticizing Trump

    About a hundred supporters gathered around Omar when she arrived at the baggage claim at MSP. But according to CNN , Omar didn't mention Trump's name once during her Minnesota Town Hall.
  • Jim Harbaugh: My comments about Urban Meyer were nothing new

    Jim Harbaugh: My comments about Urban Meyer were nothing new

    Harbaugh recently joined The Athletic's Tim Kawakami on his podcast and used it as an opportunity to take a shot at Meyer. He went 83-9 with Ohio State , the second-best winning percentage (.902) he recorded at any stop of his coaching career.
    Quake  hits Athens, Greece

    Quake hits Athens, Greece

    The European Earthquake Monitoring Centre recorded the quake's epicentre at a point 22 km (14 miles) northwest of the city. A strong natural disaster has hit near the Greek capital of Athens, causing residents to run into the streets in fear.
    Inter Resolve To £60m Offer For Man Utd Romelu Lukaku

    Inter Resolve To £60m Offer For Man Utd Romelu Lukaku

    The report suggests that Inter are ready to table a £60 million bid for Lukaku , with additional bonuses also on offer. Man United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer seemed to relay what Lukaku said by saying "let's see when the season starts".


Most liked

‘Cats’ trailer featuring Idris Elba and Jennifer Hudson is hilarious and horrifying
First of all, if you close your eyes and listen to Jennifer Hudson's stunning vocals- there are no issues with the trailer. The set includes giant props such as chairs and bicycles which have been scaled up so the actors appear cat-sized.

The First Trailer For Netflix's The Witcher Series Has Arrived
The trailer sees Cavill as Geralt of Rivia in all his Witcher glory, wielding his lengthy sword and relaxing in a hot bath. "We were able to give the characters a bit more breathing room so you can get to know them before they meet up".

'Walking Dead' Gets Season 10 Premiere Date & Trailer
The teaser we saw today also features that helicopter flying toward an urban center, but that's about all we know about Rick's potential future.

Kim Kardashian Says Trump Is Helping to Free A$AP Rocky
Representative Adriano Espaillat of NY , where Mayers was born, has also urged his release. Prosecutors have until Friday morning to decide whether Rocky will be formally charged.

First Look at BBC & HBO's His Dark Materials
Dæmons, for those unfamiliar with the trilogy, are one of the most unique and captivating parts of the His Dark Materials world. He agreed with Tranter's comments about the series being important for all ages, adding that it's very timely in 2019.

Google Stadia controllers won’t be Bluetooth compatible
A Stadio Pro subscription runs $9.99 per month . "A closer comparison would be like Xbox Live Gold or PlayStation Plus". However, Google finally answered this question in a Reddit AMA (Ask Me Anything ).

Atletico Madrid sign England right back Kieran Trippier
After his form tailed off in the wake of the World Cup, Spurs have allowed him to depart, for a fee the BBC report is £20 million. However, Atletico see great value in him and have purchased Trippier with the faith that he will replace Juanfran .

Xbox Super Game Sale ends July 29th
The sale offers up more than 700 deals on games and add-on content for the Xbox family of consoles, as well as PC. That'll be joined on the same day by RPG The Banner Saga 3 for both the console and PC iterations of the service.

Richard Spencer Named Acting Defense Secretary
Strengthening global alliances and improving performance and accountability at the Pentagon are also key focus areas. The department has not had a confirmed secretary since Mattis resigned in December .

Tarantino Wrote Full Episodes of Fake Western Series Bounty Law
He knows nothing about what's happening and he continues making every one of these remarks as though he thinks about stuff. He plays a stunt coordinator in the film with Leonardo DiCaprio as a Hollywood actor and Brad Pitt as his stunt double.

Fortnite YouTube Drops give free loot to players linking their YouTube accounts
The World Cup will also contain a variety of drops, which can be yours by just watching the streams live on YouTube . Next week, some truly remarkable Fortnite events will begin, including the Fortnite World Cup .

Trump Highlights China’s Flagging Economy Amid Ongoing Trade War with US
On Monday, Trump taunted China after its Q2 economic data showed that the GDP slowed to 6.2 per cent, the weakest in 27 years.

Prove majority by Friday 1:30pm, Karnataka governor tells Kumaraswamy
It remains to be seen if the Congress will issue a whip for tomorrow's floor test faced by the Congress, JDS government. However, the missive was ignored and the assembly was adjourned till Friday without any voting.

England v Ireland: Jason Roy in Test squad for first time
After Eoin Morgan captained England's World Cup team, it is Joe Root who resumed his role as Test skipper against Ireland. Seamer Mark Wood has been ruled out for four to six weeks with the left side strain sustained in the World Cup final.

Horse race bet with William Hill
How to place a bet To place your wager/bet, all you need is to provide the appropriate information to the ticket writer. Simply you just have to pay £1horse bet and you can easily watch the live horse racing broadcast on your device.