Thursday, January 8, 2009

Proposed legislation requires gender neutral language  

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It seems like the introduction of this legislation is far too late, but better late than never. Speaker Nancy Pelosi pushed for the passing of a bill that will force the House's official language to become gender neutral. For example, words like "chairman" and "chairmanship" will be replaced with "such individual" and "Member." My sentiments are that if the Equal Rights Amendment had passed when feminists were pushing for it in the 70s, then it could've been used to establish this legislation decades ago. But I'm sincerely happy that Pelosi introduced gender neutral language - it seems like a tiny detail, but it makes a big impact.

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2 comments: to “ Proposed legislation requires gender neutral language


  • January 8, 2009 at 6:50 PM  

    "it seems like a tiny detail, but it makes a big impact." The same could be said about ratifying the ERA--help us do it! Go to www.4ERA.org, sign the petition and let's make that tiny detail a reality!!!


  • January 9, 2009 at 9:23 AM  

    This is wonderful and should have been initiated long ago. I suppose the greater majority of politicians voting on this will treat it negatively and if it passes, frequently "forget" to use the correct language to make a point. Maybe I should be less pessimistic.