All references to gender are being scrubbed off the map at Princeton University, to conform to new “gender inclusive” guidelines.
Everything must be gender-neutral now at the acclaimed university. All language that references the male species is being replaced with new terminology – everything from job descriptions, policies and just normal communication.
The word “actress” should be replaced by “actor.”
A “cameraman” must now be called a “camera operator.”
There will be no more references to a “cleaning lady,” but instead an “office cleaner.”
New students are no longer “freshmen” but rather “first-year students.”
A “mailman” no longer delivers letters or packages, because that’s the work now of a “mail carrier,” “letter carrier” or “postal worker.”
Nothing is to ever be done for the betterment of “mankind” but instead for “humanity,” “human kind” or simply “people.”
A “waiter” or “waitress” will no longer dish out grub, as that’s now the work of a “server.”
An “average man” is now an “average person” or “ordinary person.”
The memo states that “these communication guidelines reflect the inclusive culture and policies at Princeton University.”
The memo gives tips, including replacing “his” or “her” with “they”, “their” or “you”.
Other terms that must be relaced:
- “Mankind” should be “humankind”
- “Man hours” must be changed to “person hours” or “work hours”
- “Man made” must be “artificial”, “handmade,” or “manufactured”
- “workmanlike” should be “skillful”
- “man and wife” is now “spouses” or “partners”
The memo doesn’t say anything about how they’re going to handle the Spanish language. One Spanish language website describes learning Spanish this way: “The first thing that you must learn about Spanish, however, is that all nouns also have a gender. In other words, all objects and living things are either masculine or feminine.”
This could pose a problem at Princeton.
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