Manholes Don't Exist Anymore in Berkeley, Where Gender-Specific Words Are Now Banned

July 19, 2019

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Earlier this week, the city of Berkeley, California, elected to replace about 40 gender-specific words with more inclusive terms like "human-made" instead of "manmade." This means you can kiss "manholes" goodbye; they're now "maintenance holes." And "she?" That's "they," man.