The “woke” language is permeating every corner of society, and that includes government offices now.
As liberals continue to whine about the “proper use” of gender-related pronouns and other terms that could cause offense, the current administration just keeps bowing to the left.
This time, it’s the Government Accountability Office that is forcing woke ideology on the staff.
According to a report from the DailyMail, the GAO has released a new language style guide and it bans certain male and female terms, and any wording “that diminishes anyone’s dignity” in the workplace.
This from a leaked internal memo, which came from the GAO’s chief diversity management officer (yes, that’s a job) Zina Merritt.
And these new guidelines are pretty specific (via The Blaze):
The style guide suggests replacing the word ‘man-made’ with ‘artificial,’ ‘synthetic,’ or ‘manufactured,’ the Daily Mail said, adding that the language guide replaces ‘manned’ with ‘crewed’ or ‘piloted.’
Other banned words include ‘manpower,’ ‘unmanned,’ and ‘policeman,’ the outlet said.
The memo also issues a warning to the staff, saying everyone needs to avoid equating sex and gender identity.
They tell you to “avoid implying that all people identify with the sex or gender binaries, or that all people share all the biological characteristics of their assigned sex.”
But the warnings and banning of words doesn’t end there.
In fact, the guide bars using terms like “illegal alien,” illegal immigrant,” and “illegals” when referring to non-citizens.
When this broke, conservatives and Republican lawmakers quickly reacted. Said U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI):
If Biden and the radical leftists in his administration focused on the real problems facing America — forty-year high inflation, out of control crime, open borders and a flood of deadly drugs — instead of forcing a woke ideology down our throats, our country would be in a far better position to tackle the problems he has exacerbated.
Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) added the GAO is “wasting valuable government time and resources on regulating language.”
This is the sort of criticism that can actually have a significant impact:
Due to this backlash, a GAO spokesperson has said the new guidelines are “currently under review” and they’re considering making other changes.
While the “woke” ideology isn’t going away any time soon, much of America is tired of having it crammed down their throats every second of the day, and in every facet of society.
And it should be no surprise that a federal agency under the Biden administration is all about pushing this agenda.
- The Government Accountability Office wants to ban certain terms and words in a big woke push.
- Words like “manpower,” “man-made,” “illegal alien,” and “illegal immigrant” are out.
- Sen. Ron Johnson said this is “forcing woke ideology down our throats,” and Sen. Ted Cruz said they’re “wasting time and resources on regulating language.”
Source: The Blaze