We KNEW there was a shortage of men in Princeton, but THIS is ridiculous!
Where can you have a Vagina Monologue, but can’t say the word “man”? That’s right … Princeton!
Who better than an Ivy League University to lead the charge in Orwellian changes to language?
The Princeton University HR department has largely wiped the word “man” from its vocabulary.
The relatively new policy in effect at the Ivy League institution spells out the directive in a four-page memo that aims to make the department more gender inclusive.
Instead of using “man,” employees are told to use words such as human beings, individuals or people.
Other guidelines? Instead of “man and wife” use spouses or partners. Switch out “man made” with artificial, handmade or manufactured. Don’t use the verb “to man,” as in to work something, instead use to operate or to staff. Throw out workmanlike and replace it with skillful.
The memo goes on to list a variety of occupations that typically include the word “man” in them and offers replacements: business person instead of businessman, firefighter instead of fireman, ancestors instead of forefathers, and so on.
Read more: The College Fix
When it comes to Stupid PC pandering… they wrote the MANual.