OPINION: This old mutt is getting somewhat tired of multi-national, tax-dodging, fund-raising group Greenpeace always given front and centre mainstream media space to coment (i.e. bag) NZ agriculture.
According to the Public Service Commission (the general advisory body for the public service), “We encourage the use of gender-neutral language whenever possible.
This makes communications more inclusive for all people and has a positive impact on gender equality.
Examples of gender-neutral language: spouse or partner — not husband or wife; parent — not mother or father; police officer — not policeman or policewoman; they, them or their — not ‘he or she’!
If you think these public service censors are over-the-top, wait until you see the advice provided to the bureaucrats when conversing with the rainbow community!