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Words Matter

toiletwolfThe results may sound clunky at first, but it’s progress. Following a six-year effort, the governor of Washington State has just taken the final step of signing a law rewriting gender-neutral terms into their statutes. For example:

Penmanship is now handwriting
Signalman is now signal operator
Fisherman is now fisher
Freshman is now first-year student

The word “manhole” will remain as is.

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