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Berkeley Changes Code to be Gender Neutral, Changing the Words Manhole & Fireman

Berkeley Changes Code to be Gender Neutral, Changing the Words Manhole & Fireman

BERKELEY, Calif. – In a move toward equality, the Berkeley City Council voted on Tuesday to do away with gender-specific words from municipal code. 

A 23-year-old city council member brought up the idea, saying the “language has power”, Fox News reported. A manhole will be changed to be called a maintenance hole and a fireman will be a firefighter. In addition to these changes, human effort now will replace manpower. 

Few feel the change is a necessary, positive, or inclusive change, as a matter of fact, we could not find one person who agreed while looking at thousands of responses.

Most others find it ludicrous and felt as though the gender equality initiative is going a little too far with this change.. “So wonderful that Berkeley doesn’t have bigger issues to worry about,” said Erin Leach Thorn, on a Facebook post.

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