2019.07.18 Degenderize Berkeley
As a giant waste of money, and to show intolerance for all those who disagree with the left, Berkeley decided to "degenderize" the city; doing such important things as replacing terms like 'Manhole' and 'Ombudsman' with personhole and ombudsperson (respectively). With the far left, common sense isn't common. Man is short for mankind not male, and like it or not, English is a gendered language. You can't erase a lifetime (or centuries) of language, and just re-invent it every time it doesn't fit the latest leftist political fad. And what do you do when people don't go along? Let the beatings commence in the name of tolerance! Trying to make her=them and black=white makes the language less precise (it removes information) and it is awkward in far more examples than it helps. But it makes intolerance SJW's feel better about their cause: intolerance. The purpose of this is to draw attention to anyone who doesn't go along with the charade, so they can be bullied. Never forget the purpose is not inclusion, it is exclusion.
Is their anything more condescending that their messages?
- "Fit in, or get driven out"... in the name of the far-left's version of tolerance
- Abuse the 99.98% because 0.02% might be trans snowflakes
- Assume all trans people are too fragile to see a term like manpower without melting down... we must adapt to them
Welcome to the real world, where forcing all of society to adapt to the hyper-rare exceptions is a lot more work than expecting those exceptions to live and adapt to the rest of the world. But again, common sense doesn't apply to the far left, or they would have grown out of their beliefs in their teens.