STARNES: Avoid Saying ‘Manpower’ or ‘Manmade,’ says Federal Reserve

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Hello Americans. I’m Todd Starnes with news and commentary next.

The Federal Reserve is the latest government agency to go woke – announcing guidelines governing the use of certain words, phrases and pronouns.

They say it’s not a ban, just a guideline, but you know how that goes.

A staffer leaked the guidelines exclusively to Fox News – urging people to steer clear of biased terms like Founding Fathers, Manpower and Manmade were also on the list.


The Federal Reserve said bias free language is about diversity and staffers were told to stop using words that might stereotype or demean people based on gender, race, ethnicity or sexual orientation.

That’s going to be especially tricky when it comes to singular generic pronouns. He, She, His and Hers are big no-no’s.

Instead the Federal Reserve says staffers should use bias-free alternatives like they and theirs.

It would be fair to say the Federal Reserve has blacklisted singular pronouns – but that would be difficult – because the word blacklist has also been blacklisted.

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