Good news, non-binary companions. The phrase “ladies and gentlemen,” shall threaten your identities no longer! Courtesy of the #woke folks over at the London Underground metro:
London Underground workers have been told to stop greeting people by saying ‘ladies and gentlemen’. Instead, Transport for London (TfL) workers will use phrases such as ‘good afternoon everyone’ as the city takes steps to become more gender-neutral.
All new pre-recorded announcements are set to be changed, and written guidance given to staff will be reviewed and changed.
Responding to a question, [Mayor] Sadiq Khan addressed the issue. The Mayor of London said: ‘I am aware that some customers may not relate to or feel comfortable with the way that certain station announcements are made. TfL has made a commitment to transition from gender-specific phrases … to a gender-neutral alternative.’
‘TfL has briefed its staff on this, though from time to time, well-meaning staff may still use the term ‘ladies and gentlemen’. If this happens frequently, TfL will issue reminders to the staff.’
In other words, please pardon the adjustment period while London stomps bigoted brains into a tolerant pulp. That is unless a Muslim-driven runaway truck doesn’t squash them first.
This movement is being spearheaded by London’s local governing unisex sacks of flesh. Rather than making the city gender neutral, maybe London should work on making itself less terroristy. You’d think after multiple attacks safety would be of utmost importance to those dwelling in England’s new terror hub. Alas, these are the problems taking priority. A natural turn of events in 2017.
At this point, this kind of wimpish policy nonsense is to be expected of certain left leaning Brits (see LONDON: Report Shows Surge in Arrests… Over ‘Offensive’ Messages?! and UK Labor Leader: Government Should Occupy Private Homes To Solve Poverty). Real problems take a back seat to virtue signaling. Behold, the dumpster fire that is “progress.”
Wish I could say we didn’t see it coming.