California City To Ban Words Including ‘Manhole’ and ‘Policeman’ In City Code


Berkeley, California is moving forward with a plan to remove all gendered language from its city code to support nonbinary residents.

 Soon, there will be no more “manholes” in the city of Berkeley. There will also be no “chairmen”, no “manpower”, and no “policemen.”

 No, that doesn’t mean a whole city will be without committee leaders and law enforcement. It means that words that “imply a gender preference” will be removed from the city’s codes and replaced with gender-neutral terms, according a recently adopted ordinance.

 Soon, in the Bay Area city, all instances of “he” and “she” in the city code will replaced by the gender-neutral “they.”

NBC report:

The city voted Tuesday night to replace gendered terms in its municipal codes, like “manhole” and “manpower,” with gender-neutral ones like “maintenance hole” and “human effort.”

 The effort was spearheaded by City Council member Rigel Robinson, who said:

It is Berkeley being Berkeley, and what that means is it’s Berkeley being inclusive. A male-centric municipal code doesn’t reflect the reality of the city of Berkeley.

 Robinson said the change to the city code, which will cost $600, is important because “language has power.”

 The ordinance to make the changes will be reviewed again next week, and would go into place in late August.

 Berkeley’s efforts aligns with California’s broader effort to include people who don’t identify as men or women into state policy.

 In 2017, California became the first state to allow nonbinary gender markers on birth certificates, and the second state, behind Oregon, to allow residents to be identified by a gender marker other than “F” or “M” on their driver’s licenses.

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 Let me see if I understand this, they want ‘Manholes’ and ‘Policemen’ Gay?

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Ahh, the joys of open borders and Democrat leadership.

California is not just a public toilet but now there is evidence that leprosy is on the rise in Los Angeles County.

Barack Obama changed US law in 2016 and allowed immigrants with blistering STDs and leprosy to migrate to the US.

Medscape reported:

Leprosy, also known as Hansen’s disease, is rarely seen in the United States, but cases continue to emerge in Los Angeles County, a new report says.

“Hansen’s disease still exists, and we need to educate medical students and physicians,” coauthor Dr. Maria Teresa Ochoa from Keck Medical Center of the University of Southern California, Los Angeles, told Reuters Health by email.

Dr. Ochoa and colleagues identified 187 patients with the disease in a review of medical records from their leprosy clinic spanning 1973 to 2018. Most patients were Latino, originating from Mexico, and they experienced a median delay in diagnosis of more than three years, the team reports JAMA Dermatology, online August 7.

Multibacillary leprosy (MB) cases outnumbered paucibacillary leprosy (PB) cases by nearly eight to one (88.6% vs. 11.4%, respectively), and Latino patients were more likely than non-Latino patients to have MB, as were patients from Central or South America (versus other regions).

Most patients (80.7%) received multidrug therapy, and most (92.6%) received antibiotics for more than two years, especially if they had MB.

Only about half of patients (56.7%) had World Health Organization (WHO) grade 0 disability (no signs or symptoms suggestive of leprosy or disability) at the one-year follow-up, whereas 16.0% had grade 1 disability (loss of protective sensation) and 26.2% had grade 2 disability (visible deformity) at the last follow-up.

Among the patients who lost protective sensation, 87.7% (50/57) did not regain it following therapy.

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