A short rant here, as I started up my computer, went to my home page and saw a link to an article at Wired.com about how gender neutral pronouns are needed to change the world for the better. First, remember when Wired used to be a tech magazine, not another social commentary platform?
Let’s get to the core issue though. The basic premise of eliminating gender is that women can’t possibly be seen as equal if they’re seen as a woman… apparently even by other women if things need to be taken this far. This SHOULD be offensive to any woman with any common sense. The goal of feminism used to be to be seen as equal while still being able to be a woman. In simpler terms, to be who you are while still being viewed as equal.
Keep in mind that many of the people pushing this gender neutrality idea are the same ones that call mothers (especially stay at home ones) “breeders” with a sneer in their voice. Some women are more equal than others apparently. Orwell’s “Animal Farm” anyone?
Is it REALLY so hard to understand that MLK was right? We should be striving for a world where people are judged on the content of their character and not the color of their skin… or their gender. Yes, it’s a slower process working towards that goal. The end result will be a better world though.