Reuters – 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.” 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.” “There’s no good reason for keeping our legal terms anachronistic and with words that do not respect our current contemporary times,” Kohl-Welles, the 475-page bill’s sponsor, told Reuters.
Really got to tip the cap to the feminist movement here. Big win. BIG! Because you know what sparks equality at a young age? No it’s not treating everyone equal in the classroom and in sports. It’s removing fucking words from the english language because they’re sexist. Makes sense to me. Can’t have kids running around saying words like “journeyman”, or “fisherman”, or “freshman” for god sakes. I mean, who could forget when Syracuse tried to parade around their mascot, an orange, as a man ? Orangemen? Yeah, I don’t think so you sexist pigs. This isn’t the 50’s. Try all you will, but the feminist see no hurdle too big or incredibly small they can’t win. It’s words now, but I’m sure high fives and fist bumps are next on the to-do list for these panty burning broads.
Seriously though, how batshit do you have to be to sponsor a 475 page bill about gender-neutral words? WORDS. We’re talking words here. Not to sounds like Iverson, but words? Really, words? I guess the feminist movement knows no bounds.
Update on that article: Thanks to military and civil engineers we get to keep words like “airmen,” “seaman,” “man hole,” and “man lock.” Score one for the home team.