Friday, July 19, 2019
Gendered language to be banned from Berkeley's city codes
Soon there will be no manholes, only maintenance holes, in the city of Berkeley, California, but there are plenty of holes of another kind running the city.
There will also be no chairmen, no manpower, no policemen or policewomen. No, that doesn't mean a whole city will be without committee leaders and law enforcement. It means that words that imply a gender preference will be removed from the city's codes and replaced with gender-neutral terms, according a recently adopted ordinance. Read full story…