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California Lawmakers Want to Strip ‘He’ From State Laws

California Lawmakers Want to Strip ‘He’ From State Laws

Which of the 40 pronouns will the state legislature choose to use in the laws? You know someone will complain if they use “they” or “them” because they identify as “it.”

Because this is the most pressing issue in California right now?

State Assemblywoman Rebecca Bauer-Kahan noticed the pronoun “he” all over the state laws when she researched the job requirements for the state attorney general.

Bauer-Kahan introduced a law to eliminate “he,” “him,” and “his” from “laws governing statewide officials” and use gender-neutral terms:

“We have women serving in our highest offices and the (sections) of the code referring to them only in the male pronoun was pretty shocking to me,” said Bauer-Kahan, a Democrat from Orinda. “It doesn’t represent where California is and where California is going.”

The bill is part of a long process of updating state laws and documents with gender neutral terms. Across the country, many states have required all new legislation to be written this way. Minnesota did a complete statutory revision in 1986 to remove gender specific language, according to Mick Bullock, public affairs director for the National Conference of State Legislatures.

Berkeley already changed pronouns in its city code to reflect gender neutrality.

Question: What is gender-neutral?

The last time I checked the English language has over 40 pronouns. How are they going to choose? Will they use all 40? You know someone will complain if the government uses “they” or “them” because the person identifies as “Xie” or something.

Gender-neutral all the things! California is obsessed with gender-neutral.

The state government wants stores to stop separating toys by boy or girl. When is the last time you saw signs stating, “This is the boy aisle and this is the girl aisle!” The store separates toys based on what they are. Barbies are in one part. Disney princesses in another. Play kitchen items have their own area. Marvel dolls stay together.

It’s not limited to the toy section. The legislature wants stores to have a gender-neutral section.

The California prisons house inmates based on the criminal’s gender identity.

Look, I’ll call you whatever name and pronoun you desire. But stop chipping away at gender because the vast majority of us feel comfortable as “she” and “he.” Stop forcing private businesses to make their world revolve around you.


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… where California is and where California is going.

Enough said.
You can stop right there.
No need to say more.

Peak insanity!
If this passes, we really do need to divide the country.

    lhw in reply to lc. | June 27, 2021 at 2:23 pm

    We will look a bit like India and Pakistan in 1950. West Insanistan, East Insanistan, and the United States of Sanity.

    UserP in reply to lc. | June 27, 2021 at 2:31 pm

    If you think this is the peak, you are in for a big disappointment We ain’t even half way there yet!

      PODKen in reply to UserP. | June 27, 2021 at 9:45 pm

      There’s a near infinite number of bad decisions that can be made … and as I’ve always said … “California … first to get the worst.”

Halcyon Daze | June 27, 2021 at 2:14 pm

Tell someone you are a Bozo without using the word.

When will the Woke will seek to eliminate gender from the Spanish language. No more masculine and feminine tenses ? I don’t think Spanish speakers will very tolerant of having their language destroyed.

That will be fun to watch.

Get ready for it mis amigos/as.

    n.n in reply to Ben Kent. | June 27, 2021 at 2:43 pm

    No more sex-correlated gender: masculine and feminine attributes (e.g. sexual orientation). All are a one (homo), all is colorful (diversity), all carbon-based clump of cells under diversity [dogma] are subject to decarbonization under the zero carbon emission (“birth”) Green New Deal.

The only ‘he’ that should be gotten rid of is Gavin Newsom – and the recall against him is real.

Until we threaten secession, the pain will keep coming and growing exponentially.

Castrate the language and half the population, that ought to work out well. Non stop ridicule is an effective weapon against these loons.

It is interesting to note that the Persian language has absolutely no gender, no “he” and “she”, just an all-purpose “u”. So you can see that rooting out the hateful patriarchal pronoun is the key to building an “equitable” paradise.

Why not just insert the “s” and make them all she?

E Howard Hunt | June 27, 2021 at 3:32 pm

If you prick us, do we not bleed? We all share the same shemoglobin.

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: California is Exhibit A in the argument for a biennial legislature.

Once again, ideology wins and real humans with real needs are ignored.

    UserP in reply to irv. | June 27, 2021 at 4:10 pm

    Just another box car in the long liberal ideology freight train. Choo choo!

    rhhardin in reply to irv. | June 27, 2021 at 6:42 pm

    Ignoring real humans with real needs is correct for government. That’s not their job. Providing enforcement of contracts and sanctity of property is their job. People do the rest.

Morning Sunshine | June 27, 2021 at 4:28 pm

honestly. Study the history of the English language.

Coming to a school, a university, a business near you>

A woman confronted the staff at the Wi Spa in Los Angeles after a man walked into the women’s section with his genitals hanging out in front of girls. He identified as a “woman.” The employees said he had a right to do that. The employees say that it’s the law.

To govern a neighborhood-sized system, get a woman. To govern a country-sized system, get a man.

The difference is feelings overflow structure in the first case, and structure channels feelings in the second.

Structure, in a big system, keeps it from collapsing. Feelings, in a small system, make the right exceptions.

Pronouns already reflect that.

It’s less a matter of what men and women can do, but what they can sustain an interest in doing. Men one thing, women another. It comes out in the end.

Derrida on religion, God as grandfather and at the same time as a mother:

I would say second that my way of praying, if there is such a thing, if I pray, has more than one age in the same instant. There is something very childish and when one prays one is always a child – something childish, something archaic – gathering some memories of my childhood and the images, the imagery, the iconography of God as a grandfather, a severe, just grandfather with a beard and at the same time the mother who thinks I am innocent, that is, ready to forgive me, there are these images of a couple of terribly just but merciless father but just, understanding father, and a mother who trying to trust my innocence. This is the childish layer of my prayers.

Derrida is widely if incorrectly taken as a leftist; but you see the gender roles even here in the 90s.

Wm. Kerrigan

We are men and women. It almost always matters which we are. Men and women are aggressive. Their regard for each other is clouded by grudges, suspicions, fears, needs, desires, and narcissistic postures. There’s no scrubbing them out. The best you can hope for is domestication, as in football, rock, humor, happy marriage, and a good prose style. Jokes trade on offensiveness; PC is not a funny dialect. The unconscious is a joker, a sexist and aggressive creature. Our sexuality has always been scandalous.

Without “he”, there is only “ro” and a trail of tears.

Back in simpler times, when Nixon had won in a landslide, my 11h grade English teacher told us that a pronoun must agree in number with an antecedent: “When someone is in trouble, you should help _him_, not _them_. Here, the _him_ is genderless,” It seemed elegant and logical.

Later, I learned Chinese (translation services offered; reasonable rates). Prior to 1919, the third person singular pronoun in Mandarin was 他–pronounced “ta”, and standing for he, she, or it. After 1919, they introduced 他,她, and 它–all promounced the same way–to keep up with the “progressive, scientifics, democratic” West. I later found out that Thai also has a genderless third person pronoun เขา (khao).. Yet, can the traditional cultures of China and Siam be seen as paragons of sexual egalitarianism?

I hereby propose that modern education, with its stress on feminist and LGBTQWXYZ identifies, is offering the world yet one more example of America’s extreme provincility.

Just in: California will henceforth refer to the word “the” as “txx.”

” … said Bauer-Kahan, a Democrat from Orinda. “It doesn’t represent where California is and where California is going.”

Unfortunately … she does …

Lucifer Morningstar | June 27, 2021 at 11:51 pm

But under § 12, § 12.2, § 12.5, and § 24 the California legislature has already taken care of any gender disparities so I don’t see the reason for this legislation.