“….The Princeton University HR department has largely wiped the word “man” from its vocabulary. The relatively new policy in effect at the Ivy League institution spells out the directive in a four-page memo that aims to make the department more gender inclusive.
Instead of using “man,” employees are told to use words such as human beings, individuals or people.
Other guidelines? Instead of “man and wife” use spouses or partners. Switch out “man made” with artificial, handmade or manufactured. Don’t use the verb “to man,” as in to work something, instead use to operate or to staff. Throw out workmanlike and replace it with skillful.
The memo goes on to list a variety of occupations that typically include the word “man” in them and offers replacements: business person instead of businessman, firefighter instead of fireman, ancestors instead of forefathers, and so on.
If you think this is all too silly for words, think again. Unless Americans elect Donald Trump in November, we will witness divisiveness in this country to a degree that will make Barack Obama seem positively amateurish. The damage that two or three radical feminists on the Supreme Court would do to our Constitution should convince NeverTrumpers that the time for foolish games must – absolutely, positively – come to an end…” Princeton University goes off the Gender Studies deep end