Social Distancing Isn’t Enough! UN Wants You To Stop Using Gender Words

Red           By Alex Parker             Tues., May 19, 2020

Because there’s nothing more important going on in the world right now, the United Nations would like to remind you that the use of gendered words and phrases is super problematic.

“What you say matters,” cautions the international organization in a tweet. “Help create a more equal world by using gender-neutral language if you’re unsure about someone’s gender or are referring to a group.”

As a general matter, world-governing authorities should not be in the business of telling people what they should and should not say. Also, the UN’s list of suggested substitute words is kind of bad.

What you say matters. #GenerationEquality via@UN_Women
— United Nations (@UN) May 18, 2020

Mankind – Humankind
Chairman – Chair
Congressman – Legislator
Businessman – Representative

Policeman – Police Officer
Landlord – Owner
Boyfriend/Girlfriend – Partner

Salesman – Salesperson
Manpower – Workforce
Maiden Name – Family Name
Fireman – Firefighter
Husband/Wife – Spouse

Where to begin? “Humanity” is a better substitute for “mankind” than “humankind.” A “landlord” and an “owner” are not quite the same thing, nor are “manpower” and “workforce.” The word “representative” is not remotely an obvious synonym for “businessman,” and “partner” has enough other meanings that it doesn’t always work as a substitute for “boyfriend/girlfriend.”

A “maiden name” is a woman’s original family name, not any family name.

All in all, a pretty pathetic effort. One hopes the UN takes its actual job—ensuring world peace—more seriously.


About ron abbass

Because of my last name, there are some who might think I'm a Muslim. I'm an older student of the bible and I regard myself as Christian-other. That is, I was baptized in a Torah-keeping assembly. I'm one who tries his best to follow Yayshua, the Messiah (Christ) by keeping the commandments, the dietary laws, the weekly Sabbath and the annual Sabbaths (Holy Days) instituted and ordained by the great I AM, the Creator-God of Israel. I reject the holidays and festivals invented by the Roman church. Truth-seeking is my present passion. Presently, I do a lot of research into the World Wars, the mass media, the Holocaust, Zionism, Health Issues, 9/11 and the power brokers who are behind the New World Order that is gradually being established mainly in the Western Nations. Many prognosticators (prophets) both secular and religious are warning us that we are living "On the Eve of Destruction" - the last days. There's a very good chance a nuclear tsunami will eventually visit many nations. Peace and blessings to all who love the truth and hate the lies.
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