@Kisho, it happens in many languages. Take Spanish, for example. 'Amigos' refers to friends that are male or a mix of genders. 'Amigas' only refers to friends that are female.
Regardless of it's intent now, the use of his/him and exclusion of hers/her has been to exclude women from legal ownership, and to assert patriarchal primacy.
Again, I don't think any government should regulate private use, but legal documentation should use both or neutral pronouns.
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Political correctness is a sickness that should be purged from the planet with fire, along with anyone practicing it on the purpose of being politically correct. (Accidental usage happens, those only requires teaching)
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'Political Correctness' is a term used by people who want to say something is wrong without using the word 'wrong'. What is means is 'Incorrect'.
Its a devious tactic, to say the least.
Literally speaking, Political Correctness means 'the norms of society at this time'. This is neither a negative or a positive thing, its just a fact. Homophobia, sexism, classism, racism, all these things were Politically Correct a century ago.
Also the term 'Cultural Marxism' is essentially nonsense. Its a non-descript term used by people who are attacking something they don't or won't understand or accept.
Sorry, but enough is enough with rubbish like this. Girls are allowed to play with guns, and boys are allowed to play with dolls. Its perfectly okay these days, and yes that is Politically Correct in a positive sense. Its not like they are being forced to - just being told its okay if they prefer it that way.
I fail to see anything to be outraged about, honestly. Unless you're bigotted and fearful of society changing, of course.
Equality, pure equality.
How flawed a species, and how decadent we have become.
Author of that article is one sneaky bastard. You might want to check his sources before you comment.
It has been ruled in one municipality in northern Sweden that women can swim topless - as long as noone takes offence to it.Women can swim topless in public pools unless there is a law to require men cover their nipples.
""We're used to naked people. Nobody cares," Per-Erik Ulander told local paper Dagbladet, adding that women could still be asked to cover up if other bathers take offence."
And there is no law that requires pools to allow women to bath bare breasted. The men to cover their nipples part was a comparison statement made by an organization for bare breasted swimming - with 40 members.
"The group faced a setback in November after the Swedish sexual equality ombudsman (Jämo) ruled that it was not discriminatory for women to be banned from bare-breasted bathing. Karlsson rejected the ombudsman's conclusions:
"The only sensible thing is to have the same rule for men as for women. If women can't be without a top, then men shouldn't get away with it either," she said."
http://www.thelocal.se/29338/20100930/Stockholm District Court recently ruled that pregnancy was an illness.
There was a case where a few pregnant women didn't get sick benefits despite being in their late month pregnancy's, despite...
"Among other things, the women suffered from back aches, inguinal hernias, fatigue, sleeping problems, and pelvic arthropathy, all of which diminished their capacity to perform their jobs."
Now, you can argue whether pregnant women should get sick benefits or not, but it was never stated that it was considered an illness in the article he quoted at all.
It's an incredibly small group that noone really cares about. Ask any Swede and at most the "activists" will be nothing more than hipsters.Activists are pushing to end gender specific pronouns in the language.
Also, the author of the article has some half-demeaning phrases.
Not sure if light-hearted humor or a sarcastic remark.One thousand years ago, this boy would be a Viking. Now he is a girl.
Why not? He doesn't motivate why it has to be like that.I find it hard to believe many little girls grow up wanting to shoot people.
Aaaaand same here. He doesn't explain why he thinks that it's harming society.This make-believe may salve the conscience of the Left, but it does society a great deal of harm, both here and there.
Not to mention that while the rape statistics are unfortunate, he doesn't link any source to the domestic violence statistics.
This guy should stick to writing about the financial market.
This is when society, by trying too hard not to be sick - becomes sick.
Bigger than Life.
''Cultural Marxism''? please stop spewing out bullshit you don't know a fuck about.
Which isn't happening in this article.Why aren't these men and women allowed to express themselves as they wish without being called a bigot or privileged?
What exactly is "inhuman" about:Sure, nobody should be discriminated against and it shouldn't be encouraged, but stuff like this seems....inhuman.
Boys playing with dolls?
Girls playing with guns?
Women going topless?
The principles of equality? Yeah, you're doing a good job of that here in the States.It doesn't matter which country these sorts of things take place in, as the principles behind these policies ought to be attacked.
No, it isn't.Free expression is being silenced under the guise of egalitarianism.
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And thus I give you: MALE contraception!
The blogger might as well say the hillsbourgh baptist church is the norm in the US, it would be about as realistic and true to sociaty.
Boys here do mostly what boys have always done. Which means I see the little bastards playing football, playing at war etc in my hood.
Not much have changed there since I was a kid, 20 years ago, only difference is that now they play call of duty instead of super mario bros and duckhunt.
Also, there are no more rapes proved and sentenced for then the average European country, there are significantly more reports though, make of that what you will.
Two things looks to be pretty accurate, price for haircuts and cabs, you can not charge a woman more for the same service, but if she wants hair extensions put in for example they will charge extra for the work, the price for just trimming the hair is not allowed to be different though.
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Slightly more serious response, to the thread in general: I go back and forth on this sort of thing. On one hand, I really see no problem with little girls posing with toy guns, and boys with barbies, despite the fact that it triggers my "weird" sensors and I have to consciously tell the gaydar to shut up. Yeah, they'll get shit from the kids at school if they're doing the wrong gender's thing, but a generation or two ago kids were getting shit for being black, and that has faded as society caught up. This will too. Offering discounted cab fare to women just because they're women is pretty shitty to the men who are trying to get home late at night. That sort of thing has always bothered me - I don't need to be treated differently just because I have breasts. I'm perfectly capable of doing things just as well as the men can (and paying the same price), thankyouverymuch. On the other hand, the government mandating that sort of thing is utterly ridiculous. Maybe things work differently in Sweden, but in the US I can think of FAR better things I'd like my government to be dealing with. I'm also irritated by the idea that it's a terrible tragedy for someone to get their feelings hurt, and that the big, mean world needs to stop right this instant! Baby people too much and they never learn (or forget) how to deal with adversity... but this is turning into a rant. I'm going to quit while I'm ahead.