Tuesday, 26 August 2008

The view from the street

The Telegraph has the most amazing non story yet on "political correctness". A local authority has produced a guide for its staff advising them to avoid phrases like "man on the street" as it implicitly excludes women. This strikes me as the most obvious, basic advice you could give but the Telegraph, which lives somewhere in the time before women got the vote, describes it as "politically correct".

The paper couldn't even be bothered to dig up a woman to say that she wasn't offended.

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