Bozell & Graham Column: It’s Crazy When ‘Manhole’ and ‘America’ Are Words to Avoid

By Brent Bozell and Tim Graham

In the most liberal cities in America, the goal of maximum “inclusion” often requires an energetic scrubbing of language, especially on terms of gender. This week, the Berkeley City Council voted to amend its municipal code to achieve maximum sensitivity to the ever-increasing demands of the gender-smashing Left.

The council’s measure explained “in recent years, broadening societal awareness of transgender and gender-nonconforming identities has brought to light the importance of non-binary gender inclusivity.” It was high time to “make the environment of City Hall and the language of city legislation consistent with the principles of inclusion.”

Some of the allegedly offensive terms are unsurprising – there’s no excuse, apparently for “fireman,” “patrolman,” “policeman,” and “watchman.” But they are even scrubbing the word “manhole” and replacing it with “maintenance hole.” Patriarchy doesn’t rest on the word “manhole,” but the level of snowflakery on this one is impressive. Read the rest HERE.

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