From National Review:
Princeton University’s HR department has warned against using certain words and phrases with “man” in them, because this kind of language “does not take into consideration individuals who identify as otherwise.” The “Don’t Use” column of the “Guidelines for Using Gender Inclusive Language” includes language like “mankind,” “freshman,” and, thankfully, that heteronormative transphobic BS phrase “man and wife.”
Oh, and check out some other suggestions:
Their suggestion to replace the word “mankind” with “humanity.” Um, hellooo! The word “humanity” still has “man” in it, and that makes me feel hella triggered. Same goes for their telling people to say “manufactured” instead of “man made.” Yeah, you read that right… manufactured. MANufactured! As if that’s somehow better? Ugh.
Guys, this is Newspeak. This is the sort of thing George Orwell predicted in his book 1984. And they have no idea.
As for me, I think I’m going to pretend that this is satire. That’ll help me to sleep tonight.