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City Of Berkeley Bans 'Offensive' ‘Manhole,' ‘Manpower' from Code Book

Liberal city replaces terms with gender-neutral ones

 on 18th July 2019 @ 9.00pm
the berkeley city council voted to replace a number of terms found in the municipal code © press
The Berkeley City Council voted to replace a number of terms found in the municipal code

Terms “manhole” and “manpower” are too offensive and no longer gender-inclusive according to one California’s most liberal cities who voted to revamp its city codebook with gender-neutral terms.

The Berkeley City Council voted to replace a number of terms found in the municipal code.

Terms up for the chop include:

  • Policeman
  • Policewoman
  • Chairwoman
  • Chairman

Also, “he,” “she,” “him,” and “her" will also be changed.

without a sniff of debate  the measure passed tuesday night © press
Without a sniff of debate, the measure passed Tuesday night

The Democratic city council member, Rigel Robinson, who wrote the ordinance stated the change was necessary because a “male-centric” city code is “inaccurate and not reflective of our reality.”

“Women and non-binary individuals are just as entitled to accurate representation. Our laws are for everyone, and our municipal code should reflect that,” Robinson told CNN.

“It is Berkeley being Berkeley, and what that means is it’s Berkeley being inclusive,” Robinson added.

"A male-centric municipal code doesn’t reflect the reality of the city of Berkeley."

Without a sniff of debate, the measure passed Tuesday night.

It will cost the city $600 to implement the ordinance.

The full list can see HERE.

one berkeley resident  sara  told nbc that she thinks  they should put their time into figuring out homelessness  © press
One Berkeley resident, Sara, told NBC that she thinks 'they should put their time into figuring out homelessness.'
  • “Ombudsman” will become “ombuds.'
  • "Manhole” will be become “maintenance hole.”
  • “Manpower" will become "Human effort."

One Berkeley resident, Sara, told NBC that she thinks “they should put their time into figuring out homelessness."

California already allows people to select a nonbinary option for birth certificates and their driver’s licenses.

The Berkeley ordinance is scheduled for changes next week and is set to take effect in late August, NBC reported.

Cities across the United States have adopted gender-neutral language to coincide with transgender rights.

One Berkeley resident, Sara, told NBC that she thinks “they should put their time into figuring out homelessness."

Earlier this year, France adopted a new amendment requiring schools to change the words ‘mother’ and ‘father’ to ‘Parent 1’ and ‘Parent 2.’

The new law is aimed at ending discrimination against same-sex, gender-neutral, and tans parents by removing the words ‘mother’ and ‘father.’

[RELATED] Boy Scouts Lost 425,000 Boys One Week After 'Gender Neutral' Name Change

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