Thursday, January 8, 2009
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.