London: Gender neutral messages
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17-07-2017, 11:03 AM
RE: London: Gender neutral messages
Seems like an unnecessary but considerate thing to do. Go them! Thumbsup
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17-07-2017, 12:45 PM
RE: London: Gender neutral messages
(16-07-2017 05:08 PM)Leerob Wrote:  So apparently, there will be gender neutral messages on public transport in London.
It will say things like "Everyone" instead of "Ladies and Gentlemen" and even change the pre-recorded messaging.

Now, while I personally don't care about the phrasing, as long as the needed information is coming across clearly "next stop xyz", there are people who are very happy about this change.
Also I think that it is a very nice (and expensive) thing to do, just to be more inclusive for all people.

So why am I so totally not surprised that Christians are bickering again?

Some articles of this announcement and relating to it:

http://www.pinknews.co.uk/2017/07/14/chr...41b85aaeb5

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/07/...ts-gender/

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfre...ic-toilets

What do you think?

Oregon made a step in this direction last month, although I don't know if "unspecified" is exactly what most people had in mind as an alternative to "male/female".

Anyway, I don't know what Christians would be complaining about.
After all, they could have changed the announcement to "Good morning ladies and gentlemen, and to you Christian twits, as well."

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Dr H

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18-07-2017, 11:00 AM
RE: London: Gender neutral messages
(16-07-2017 06:30 PM)Anjele Wrote:  I am starting to think we are going to have to resort to 'Hey you" to address people.

Who you calling "you"? Smile
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18-07-2017, 11:02 AM
RE: London: Gender neutral messages
I feel very stupid at the moment....I thought the thread title was "Gender Neutral Massages".

I wondered what the hell a gender neutral massage was.
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