Banning the Use of “Man” in Everyday Writing
Purdue Univserity Online Writing Lab Bans the Use of the Word “Man”
How do you change the culture? You change the way in which people interact with one another, you change the language. The left has been on the attack for decades as they have slowly been attempting to modify the language, they have been attempting to change the way we interact with each other. With the rise of the “politically correct” counter-culture that gained momentum in the past 10 or 20 years we are seeing more and more young people who claim to be offended at the mere sight a gender specific pronoun.
In case you are wondering, according to the Purdue OWL writing guide we are no longer allowed to refer to a congressman as a congressman simply because the word includes the term “man”. We can no longer refer to police and fire personnel as a fireman or policeman.
This may sound like instantly, and it is.
The Purdue OWL outlines specifically how we are to address possible “biased language”
Avoid using language that is stereotypical or biased in any way. Biased language frequently occurs with gender, but can also offend groups of people based on sexual orientation, ethnicity, political interest, or race.
While this may sound logical the way they put it here, that couldn’t possibly be further from the truth. It is no longer ok to refer to someone as a man or woman, you can no longer refer to refer to someone based on their ethnicity, you can no longer refer to someone based upon whether or not they are Rebplican or Democrat, and that is only the beginning.
On the other hand we must be sure to refer to an individual based upon “how they identify”. So we are no longer allowed to refer to someone based upon sexual orientation, ethnicity, political interest, or race, while at the same time we must be sure to refer to people based upon how they identify.
The Purdue OWL even provides examples of how we are to refer to various individuals in society,
Alternatives: humanity, people, human beings
Original: man’s achievements
Alternative: human achievements
Alternatives: synthetic, manufactured, machine-made
Original: the common man
Alternatives: the average person, ordinary people
Original: man the stockroom
Alternative: staff the stockroom
Original: nine man-hours
Alternative: nine staff-hours
Where does the insanity end? A small group of individuals who claim to be offended at the sight of the word “man” are literally changing the way we interact with one another. This is how they blur the lines between genders, racial ethnicities, and political ideologies while at the same time telling those in protected classes to embrace their culture, racial identity, and political ideologies.