UN sends reminder to use gender-neutral language

UN sends reminder to use gender-neutral language

The UN has issued a reminder to use gender-neutral language when addressing groups of people. The guidance, for example, calls for replacing the use of the word ’businessman’ by ’representative’, ’husband/wife’ by ’spouse’ and ’boyfriend/girlfriend’ by ’partner’. ’What you say matters’, the UN stressed while making the suggestions. Other words to replace include policeman, salesman, among others.

David 3 months

Is this really the job of the UN? Maybe this is another organization we need to rethink our support of.

Benjamin Pritz
Benjamin Pritz 3 months

Good to see the money being sent to the UN annually is being put to good use 😒

Rocky 3 months

Thanks for the suggestion. Luckily I live in a country where forced participation in someone else's delusional psychosis can't be mandated by law.

Adam Marceau
Adam Marceau 3 months

A useless organization that is a remnant of a bygone era great fully forgotten. Defund this trash and get out

Robert Bethel
Robert Bethel 3 months

Herpes will now be referred to as theirpes

Garthak 3 months

To quote the late great Wesley Willis, "suck a cheetahs dick"

Noah 3 months

I love how the UN acts so progressive but has member states in the middle east who don’t let women drive.

Jack 3 months

Go fuck yourself UN!

Syrocynical 3 months

yeah fuck off honestly

Dr. Ötker
Dr. Ötker 3 months

What about Languages other than English? I'm sure some "culture-enriching" Languages have all Gender-neutral stuff in them. 🤷🏻‍♂️

Macius 3 months

I can't stress enough how much I don't care. They may ask for or demand whatever they want in this matter. Fk this retarded narrative

Mark Pauly
Mark Pauly 3 months

When referring to institutions like the U.N. please use the words obsolete and useless. U.N. Officials should be referred to as corrupt bureaucrats. Language matters!

jemico 3 months

F you UN!

Watcher 3 months

The U.N. calls for Newspeak, colour me shocked...

Pryotra 3 months

I think that the problem with this style of system is that it necessarily requires that all, or at least a grand majority of, parties at least respect the fundamentals of a free society (freedom of expression, the right to assemble peaceably, etc.). If they don't, you will see the system unravel as liberty is trampled upon. As a result, I don't think that the UN is a body worth sustaining at this time , and should be treated like the US is treating the WHO right now. Simply put, more countries than America and Poland need to respect liberty for this system to work.

porcus 3 months

Fuck that. I will use the words I want.

Big 3 months

There's a big difference between "Boyfriend" and "partner". Who can't I say "Boyfriend" to? Don't tell me how to speak and I wont tell you how to speak

Jax Milovitch
Jax Milovitch 3 months

I will not alter my vocabulary for weaklings

Lukas 3 months

My god this world is falling appart so fast

Kym Charles
Kym Charles 3 months

Global pandemic happens. UN - "watch your language!". There, that'll fix it.

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