Banned words: Berkeley drops gendered language from city codes

In an effort to be more inclusive, the Berkeley City Council adopted an ordinance Tuesday to replace gendered language in the city’s municipal code with neutral terms.

Personal pronouns like “she,” “he,” “her” and “him” will change to “they” and “them.”

“Fireman” or “firewoman” will become “firefighter.”

Learn more at the San Francisco Chronicle.