The term “man” is in so many, A LOT of phrases we use today. But those days may be numbered, due to the Political-correctness Police.
The city of Berkeley, California has just issued a mandate, we mean, ORDER to ban gendered words from its city codes, and the two examples they gave are “manhole” and “manpower.” Those will be replaced with “maintenance hole” and “human effort.”
Berkeley is one of the more progressive cities in the country, of course, and their city council says, quote, “a male-centric municipal code doesn’t reflect the reality of the city of Berkeley.”
Soon, we’ll need auto-correct to even speak.