Or should I say "oh sister"? Or just "oh family member"?
I don't know anymore, because the United Nations has advised that any language that determines one's gender is evil and divisive. Thankfully, they recently shared a new list of gender-neutral pronouns they believe can help "create a more equal world."
Examples: Instead of "mankind," they suggest "humankind." Instead of "landlord," they suggest "owner." Oh, and you don't have a "maiden name." It's now just "family name."
What you say matters.— United Nations (@UN) May 18, 2020
Help create a more equal world by using gender-neutral language if you're unsure about someone's gender or are referring to a group. https://t.co/QQRFPY4VRn #GenerationEquality via@UN_Women pic.twitter.com/koxoAZZuxq
Stay for the comments. Half of the respondents didn't appreciate the UN trying to dictate language, while the other half wondered why the international body was concerned about vocabulary when we are currently dealing with a pandemic.
Yeah ... controlling language isn’t fascist at all— Mo Syed (@mosyednyc) May 18, 2020
Nope. Not changing anything. We don’t need you policing our language too. Dictators!!— Precious, Li’l Pan Dulce ?????? (@Nwadiogo) May 18, 2020
Stop trying to control people's language. It's creepy and unnecessary.— Lucy Harris (@Lugey6) May 18, 2020
1) You've got too much time on your hands during global economic collapse;— Richard W. Jones ?? ?????????????????? ?? (@richardwjones) May 18, 2020
2) You're grossly over-funded. See point 1.
Glad we are funding the UN and its political correctness...