Canada: Words “mother” & “father” are out. US: We can top that–words “he” & “she” are out.
My latest blog post for the Independent Women’s Forum:
Just last week reported that the Alberta school system has abolished the words “mother” and “father.”
Well–the U.S. government isn’t going to be outdone by a bunch of Canadians! The Obama administration’s Labor Department has abolished the words “he and she.”
I see your “mother” and “father” and raise you one!
“The Department of Labor is seeking to remove the terms ‘he’ and ‘she’ from a regulation prohibiting discrimination in the workforce in an effort to ‘avoid the gender binary.’
“The agency is also adding ‘sex stereotyping, transgender status, and gender identity” to the list of types of employment discrimination banned under the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act. If adopted, the regulation would cost job training centers millions of dollars to change their equal employment opportunity posters to include ‘gender identity.’…
“’Our nation’s workforce system should reflect our commitment to diversity and the idea that America works best when we field a full team,’ Labor Secretary Thomas E. Perez said when announcing the changes. ‘Protecting workers from discrimination based on disability, pregnancy, language proficiency, gender identity, and other factors is the right thing to do. This proposed rule provides welcome clarity on how to achieve that in the workforce system.’
“The agency is also proposing to remove male and female pronouns from the regulation to avoid gender norms.
“’This [Notice of Proposed Rulemaking] also replaces “he or she” with “the individual,” “person,” or other appropriate identifier wherever possible to avoid the gender binary’ the proposed rule stated. “\’The plain language of the regulations is retained for ease of comprehension and application.’”
Posted by Charlotte Allen