California City Bravely Eliminates the Word “Manhole” from Municipal Codes

Yesterday, Rep. Joaquin Castro (D-TX) filed a bill that would, if passed, eliminate the term “illegal alien” from the U.S. legal code. But as undoubtedly heroic as such an effort is, it is probably doomed to fail in the larger Congress. The left will have to wait at least a few more years before their desperate desire to change the language gets federal approval, by which time they’ll probably have decided that even a ridiculous term like “undocumented American” is still too biased and evil.

But that’s the great thing about smaller locales – the wheels of government move much more swiftly, especially in a place like Berkeley, California, where everyone is pretty much on the same, moonbattish page. So it is of little surprise to see the city council vote this week to eliminate gendered terms like “manhole” and “manpower” from the municipal code and replace them with words like “maintenance hole” and “human effort.”

From CNN:

The item passed without discussion or comments and was not controversial, said Berkeley City Council member Rigel Robinson, the bill’s primary author.

“There’s power in language,” Robinson said. “This is a small move, but it matters.”

The revised city documents also will replace instances of gendered pronouns, such as “he” and “she” with “they,” according to the ordinance.

Berkeley’s municipal code currently contains mostly masculine pronouns, the office of the city manager said in a letter to the mayor and city council.

“Having a male-centric municipal code is inaccurate and not reflective of our reality,” Robinson said. “Women and non-binary individuals are just as entitled to accurate representation. Our laws are for everyone, and our municipal code should reflect that.”

Of course it matters.

Of course it does.

Wait, but does it?

Apparently, given the fact that this passed “without discussion,” no one in Berkeley thought to ask such a question. They simply took it as a given that there were lots of women and transgender people and polyamorous furries out there who were livid every time they heard talk of a “manhole” or saw a bit in the municipal code referring to “he.” We’re sure there are at least two such people living in Berkeley. Maybe even as many as three. That’s enough to demand “accurate representation.” Of course it is.

No, this “matters” only insofar as it is another sign of how far the left is willing to go to pacify the insane. Because, sorry, but if you’re a woman who is offended by the word “manhole,” then you have deep-rooted mental issues that cannot be solved by any city council vote.


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