(Warning: the following is intended as SATIRE and does not necessarily reflect the views of the author, his family, or his friends.)
This post could probably use a rating system like we see on TV or at the movies. Perhaps PG-13 would suffice.
With all the social media traffic about the Confederate Flag, recent U.S. Supreme Court decisions, the Washington Redskins, and a host of other challenges we face every day, this morning I thought of still another something else that needs changing; namely, the labels used by electricians, plumbers, and their suppliers for various types of electric and plumbing parts and equipment.
We need to change these labels! They are insulting and demeaning to everybody, male, female, LGBT people, religions, political parties, service clubs, the YMCA, the military, the police benevolent associations, everybody.
What are these labels? Consider the electrical plug and the device on the wall (or anything else that accepts a plug; e.g., your leaf blower) the plug plugs into. The plug is “male” and the outlet the plug fits into is “female.”
And the plug and outlet are not the only examples. If the end of a pipe has thread on the outside, it’s male. The end of the pipe that the male part fits into is female.
The male/female labels are even used for your garden hose connectors.
There are more examples, but, alas, I have miles to go before I sleep.
I’m sure someone who reads this will have the time to start a campaign to come up with labels that are not so insulting and demeaning to everyone.
I’ll probably pitch in $10 or so if the website uses PayPal.