In case you missed it, yesterday, the United Nations — having solved all other problems — offered the rest of us some advice on creating “a more equal world by using gender-neutral language.”
Because that, and that alone, is what the world needs now.
What you say matters.
Help create a more equal world by using gender-neutral language if you're unsure about someone's gender or are referring to a group. https://t.co/QQRFPY4VRn #GenerationEquality via@UN_Women pic.twitter.com/koxoAZZuxq
— United Nations (@UN) May 18, 2020
This actually wasn’t the U.N.’s first attempt at scolding us on our appalling use of unwoke heteronormative language:
Use your language to fight gender bias with gender-neutral expressions!
— UN Women (@UN_Women) February 2, 2020
People thought it was stupid then, too:
— Radio (@backup_radio) February 2, 2020
— Bridget Phetasy (@BridgetPhetasy) February 4, 2020
You guys are nuts. pic.twitter.com/AP8c8r3ylh
— Patrick ?? (@batman1793) February 4, 2020
Someone should be fired for this outright misogynistic tweet
— The Dank Knight ? (@capeandcowell) February 3, 2020
In humankind there is still man. Houston we have a problem pic.twitter.com/LwlqfEzAoY
— Captain A (@Capitan23875159) February 4, 2020
Hey, yeah. Good point! And speaking of “humankind,” what does the U.N. have to say about this?
— NeverTweet (@LOLNeverTweet) May 18, 2020
No, seriously. It really is the first one. And the second one:
“Mankind”? “Men”? “Women”? For shame, United Nations. For shame.
You should probably just abolish yourselves now. You know, in the name of a more equal world.