#nonbinary

Push to change London Tube names to women & non-binary

Some people just have too much time on their hands.

Reni Eddo-Lodge and Emma Watson are leading a project to rename all 270 stops of the London Underground after women and non-binary people who have influenced the history of the city. New York had a similar group pushing for this.

The origins of the names of many Tube stations are quite interesting, some dating back 1,300 years. Many have no relation to actual people. Waterloo was named after the battle. We were surprised to discover that London Bridge was actually named after a bridge in London. Who knew?

If we use New York as an example, Bette Midler was suggested as a name. Given her reprehensible activity on Twitter, why would anyone see her as a subway name other than its proximity to the gutter?

We wonder whether the London chapter will honour Baroness Thatcher be with a Tube name or is she too conservative? Will she miss out because she detested the EU? Will Queen Elizabeth II be in the mix?

We think the movement may struggle catering to all 270 genders before being able to settle on name changes. No doubt deserving women will be replaced by those who have done nothing of any value other than identifying as a two-spirit trans penguin.

We suspect that Watson might be trying to appeal to the woke celebrity set to land her next big role. In any event, if this is the height of oppression in the feminist community, we are doing ok.

Berkeley to drop gender-specific words from city code

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Rigel Robinson, a young councillor in Berkeley, California has said that “words matter“. The city will remove gender-specific language like “manhole” and change it to¬† “maintenance hole.” In his proposal, the words “policemen” and “policewomen” will also be phased out. “He” and “she” will also get the boot in favour of “they”.

Robinson remarked, “Having a male-centric municipal code is inaccurate and not reflective of our reality…Women and non-binary individuals are just as entitled to accurate representation. Our laws are for everyone, and our municipal code should reflect that.

To think of how many non-binary individuals will be able to overcome these deep traumas and get through the day knowing that the metal covers in the road will be renamed. However, what if a maintenance hole identifies as male? Seems unfair that inanimate objects aren’t respected.

Sadly, the only maintenance required is to fill the vacuous space between Robinson’s ears with things that actually matter to residents, even those liberals in California.