You can’t give the PC crowd an inch – because once you give them any leverage, you get crazy stories like this.
The problem with censoring “harmful” language is that to the social justice crazies of today, anything and everything can be offensive (or as they’re fond of saying, “problematic”). Today’s transgender madness is perhaps the best example of this. Even terms like “men” and “women” are now offensive because of the 0.3% of the population that is transgender.
Apparently you can’t even generalize when something is true 99.7% of the time. Should we also censor anything that might be offensive to a single person? Who knows.
Even the military hasn’t been safe from this madness, and it’s hardly a liberal place. The vocal minority are just that, a vocal minority.
The Gateway Pundit reports:
The Marines will remove the word ‘man’ from 19 job titles
Thousands of Marines serving throughout the infantry and in other key positions are about to get new gender-neutral job titles, but the service’s top leaders are pushing to leave the word “man” in some of its most iconic occupations.
In all, the Marine Corps plans to rename 19 of its military occupational specialties, or MOSs, as the result of a months-long review mandated by Navy Secretary Ray Mabus. A service-wide message announcing the changes is expected to be published within the next few days.
The terms “rifleman” and “mortarman,” are among those that remain untouched, according to a list — obtained by Marine Corps Times on Monday — of 33 MOSs that were reviewed. And that was by careful design, said a Marine official who spoke on the condition of anonymity.
So why have liberals gone after the military? I can’t help but agree with a leader from the Center for Military Readiness, that “the reason the military is a target for leftist activism is because everyone in the military must follow orders.”
For progressives, everything is about control.