Australians should be saying ‘y’all’ instead of ‘ladies and gentlemen’ or ‘boys and girls’, according to the United Nations, which has intensified its push for ‘gender-neutral language’. UN Women Australia, a national branch of the global organisation, tweeted part of a its new ‘gender-neutral dictionary’ on Monday.
Source: Charlotte Karp, Daily Mail
Australians should say ‘ya’ll’ instead of ‘ladies and gentlemen’ – according to politically correct new push for ‘gender-neutral language’
The list urged people to replace common words such as ‘landlord’, ‘husband/wife’ and ‘manpower’ with ‘owner’, ‘spouse’ and ‘workforce’.
A more comprehensive list on the website directed Australians to use Americanisms such as ‘y’all’ or ‘folks’ instead of ‘ladies and gentlemen’ or ‘boys and girls’.
According to the guidelines on the website, the list was made to promote gender equality by abandoning gender-based pronouns, such as ‘he’ and ‘she’, and replace them with generic terms, such as ‘they’.
The national branch of the global organisation UN Women Australia tweeted part of a new dictionary on Monday
New South Wales One Nation leader Mark Latham described the guidelines as ‘ludicrous’.
‘I’d tell them – y’all crazy,’ he told The Daily Telegraph.
‘My advice to them is that if they want to use “y’all” I’d strongly advice them to go and live in the United States, go to Alabama.’
Mr Latham said UN Women Australia – which strives to achieve gender equality around the world – should be closed down.
‘The UN’s ridiculous attempt to curtail free speech by dictating which words we can and cannot use is a fundamental attack on the very human rights it purports to defend,’ she said.
She claimed the UN is more interested in ‘social engineering’ than maintaining international peace.
Institute of Public Affairs scholar Dr Bella D’Abrera said the dictionary curtails free speech
The tweet garnered thousands of responses slamming the organisation for the ‘tone deaf’ post.
‘Stop trying to control people’s language. It’s creepy and unnecessary,’ one woman wrote.
Another pointed out many languages other than English largely comprise gendered words.
‘Are you going to rewrite all languages that incorporate grammatical gender? Or is that suppressing a culture,’ they asked.
‘The coronavirus is ripping through countries killing hundreds of thousands of people and this is what this tone deaf incompetent organization is focused on,’ a third said.
UN Women Australia made $3.2million last financial year.