Today's Lesson on Political Correctness

Posted by Abaco 3 weeks, 1 day ago to Politics
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I work in the design of facilities and have gotten some new insights I thought I'd share with you all. When designing a facility it's important to place the proper room names on the drawings. This has spawned some interesting discussion lately. FYI: "Housekeeping" is now considered an offensive word. Also, the current proper term for restrooms for various genders are called "all gender" restrooms.

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  • Posted by  $  blarman 2 weeks, 4 days ago
    Renaming something is just another tactic by leftists to attempt to confuse what really are simple issues. Housekeeping is exactly that: keeping the house. If one attaches a stereotype to it, its probably because every time I've been to a hotel in the past ten years its been a Hispanic woman doing the cleaning. And they're restrooms - by gender - for a reason. The hardware is there to facilitate the needs of the software. If you can't figure out which one you are, you need more help than a sign on a door is going to give you.
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    • Posted by mccannon01 2 weeks, 4 days ago
      Yes, leftists attempt to confuse. One of the most confusing now is the use of red and blue. When I was growing up though the '50s and decades after, red was always used to denote leftist socialists and communists and blue the good guys of the free world. Now all of a sudden due to an MSM propaganda storm we are forced to accept the opposite. I say what?!
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      • Posted by  $  blarman 2 weeks, 4 days ago
        Green is also the other perverted one. The Green Party isn't in favor of the environment, they're communists by another name. If I had to colorize the parties, I think I'd go this way:

        Democrats: Purple. The color of the self-proclaimed royalty because they always seem to be insisting they can do anything and everything better than anyone else.
        Republicans: Yellow. The color of the politician with no backbone.
        Socialists/Communists: Red. The color of the blood of the hundreds of millions slain to uphold their tyrrany.
        Constitutionalists: Blue. The color of the original uniforms worn by the Continental Army Officers - since the "enlisted" men frequently had only the clothes on their backs and sometimes not even shoes on their feet.
        Libertarians: Gold. The color of real money (not the printed stuff).
        One World Governmenters: Black. The color of the despair caused by economic manipulation via any number of tools: currency manipulation, quantitative easing, inflation, the UN, etc.
        Environmentalists: Brown. That's what color they would be if they actually lived what they preach (what really is the color of hypocrisy?) from sitting in dirt floors all the time.

        I'm sure others can chime in with their ideas as well.
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  • Posted by term2 2 weeks, 4 days ago
    This is BS. names should reflect what is intuitively obvious to most or all users. The pictures on restroom doors are just fine as is.
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    • Posted by rhfinle 2 weeks, 3 days ago
      Agreed, but the pants and dress characters may cause confusion amongst the confused. I say put an arrow or banana on one and an upside-down peace sign on the other, for clarity.
      ;^)
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      • Posted by term2 2 weeks, 3 days ago
        funny, I forgot about the genderless people who live there. What would they do?
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        • Posted by rhfinle 2 weeks, 3 days ago
          Oh darn, now we have to add a third restroom, maybe with an upside-down Mercedes logo, or just a blank logo.
          Down here in the South we used to have gas stations with 3 restrooms each. They were: Ladies, Gentlemen, Colored (for all of those who supposedly didn't fit in the first two categories).
          If your facility is large enough to need multi-user restrooms. maybe that's the way to go. You see a third, "family" restroom sometimes in airports.
          If it's smaller, just provide several non-denominational restrooms for one user at a time.
          Or, install a urinal in the Ladies room, mark the doors "US" and "THEM", sit back and watch the fracas.
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  • Posted by ProfChuck 2 weeks, 4 days ago
    This is so Orwellian that it is hard to believe. Much of our thinking is in terms of words, the meaning of words and our understanding of that meaning. To alter the meaning of words is to alter our ability to think about the subjects related to those words. This is well understood' is intentional and is an integral component of the liberal-progressive strategy for thought control. Some people wonder why a dead language, Latin, is still taught and why it is an important part of the terminology of law and medicine. The reason is simple, dead languages do not evolve so meanings remain intact. They escape corruption by ideology. At least that is the hope.
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  • Posted by gharkness 2 weeks, 4 days ago
    You could always call them "water closets," or "WC" which is what I remember from my travels in Europe. I never thought it particularly appealing but it skirts any gender issues and doesn't imply a bath...even though water IS involved.
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  • Posted by  $  Dobrien 2 weeks, 6 days ago
    Maybe they should call the gym the nogendernasium. gym sounds like my old white uncles name.
    I also like the unprincipaled office.
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  • Posted by ArLyneDiamond1961 2 weeks, 3 days ago
    I find it frightening to see how much we have exaggerated and distorted the desire for courtesy towards those that are different from us. Not using nasty and insulting words has turned into "micro-aggression" and safe spaces - it feels a lot like the start (middle!) of thought control. Anthem, here we come!
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  • Posted by peterchunt 2 weeks, 4 days ago
    I encountered PC a number of years ago at work. Words like manpower were verboten and the proper word to use was FTE (full time equivalent). I never accepted this but moved on quickly in case I might use the wrong word and get fired or demoted because of it.
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  • Posted by  $  DrZarkov99 2 weeks, 4 days ago
    I'm reminded of an old poster of a old lady, saying "Restroom? Hell, I ain't tired. Where's the can?" Other terms are latrine, head, lavatory, water closet (WC for short), loo (if you're from the UK). If you want to have fun with progressives, start using these terms randomly and interchangeably. Oh, and only post the labels in braille.
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  • Posted by Herb7734 2 weeks, 4 days ago
    So, "housekeeping" is now a sub-catagory of -- what? Sanitation Engineer? Let's see if this works; Sanitation Engineer, Sub. Individual Room Immaculator? Or how about, All Gender restrooms? Bring back the old song &; musical, "Stop The World, I Want To Get Off."
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  • Posted by CircuitGuy 2 weeks, 6 days ago
    I thought the word went from janitor --> custodian --> housekeeper during my lifetime. What is the word now?

    For all gender rest rooms, I think I always called them all gender or "family". I don't actually have a name for that. Most of the world calls them "the toilets", but that sounds crass to my American ear. My kids watch so much Canadian TV I expect "washroom" will make inroads with the generation after me.
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  • Posted by  $  Olduglycarl 2 weeks, 6 days ago
    Ok...how about Facility Cleanliness Staff and just plain Restrooms-(single bath rooms,,,so no one gets confused)...How's that work for ya?
    [Still don't know why we call them 'bathrooms' in buildings not considered our living quarters...no one is taking a bath, at least I hope not. Let's just call them: Excrement Disposal Rooms instead!].

    Also...about 'gender' pronouns...how about just saying: You or This Person, maybe even 'IT' if you pissed enough and be done with it. Sure would save a lot of trees needed for the additional listings of faux gender pronouns being invented.
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  • Posted by Eyecu2 2 weeks, 4 days ago
    Not sure who I am quoting here but I once heard the definition of Political Correctness as, the attempt to pickup a turd by the clean end.

    Personally I make no attempt to be politically correct and occasionally catch quite a bit of flack, either through work or my wife. I honestly do not care if I hurt someone's feelings and would argue that they are hurting my feelings by being such whiny pieces of shit. So maybe they should attempt to be politically correct and grow a pair.
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    • Posted by mccannon01 2 weeks, 4 days ago
      I believe the PC quote was Harry Truman to Douglas MacArthur regarding the new delicacies of dealing with the defeated Japanese. PC has been encroaching on our society for a long time. Oddly, this little tidbit was from a Democrat! At least that is what I last heard of that quote.
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