Tuesday, March 17, 2009

EU Gender Neutral Law

LONDON: The European Parliament has prohibited the use of the terms 'Miss' and 'Mrs' in case they upset female MEPs.

According to a new "Gender-Neutral Language" guidance, the politicians are required to address female members by their full name only.

Link

Well I thinks it’s a bit stupid if someone gets offended by referring to a woman as a woman.

Some of it makes a bit of sense. i.e. Opting to use the term athletes instead of sportsmen. insisting on use of synthetic instead of man-made - err… ok fine. But banning the use of terms like firemen, headmaster, airhostess??!! Come on!

Some people just don’t know when to stop.

2 Opinions:

Jonyboy said...

Hahaha....I think the European Parliamentarians, have way too much free time, in their hands.

Dont they have any thing else to talk or discuss...????!!!

If it comes into effect, I think the French will have the toughest time of all....coz anything and everything in their language, are either a 'he' or a 'she'.

L o r d R a j said...

Good point!

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