Council votes against proposal to replace Mr and Mrs with gender-neutral Mx

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Council votes against proposal to replace Mr and Mrs with gender-neutral Mx

A COUNCIL voted against adopting gender-neutral words after hearing there is “nothing wrong with the English language”. The proposals wanted the

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A COUNCIL voted against adopting gender-neutral words after hearing there is “nothing wrong with the English language”.

The proposals wanted the likes of ‘Mx’ instead of Mr or Mrs and ‘chair’ instead of chairman in all communication.

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Councillor L-J Evans backed the idea of introducing gender-neutral words[/caption]

Those behind the plan said it emulated the civil service and helped promote equality but others called it “ill-considered”.

The motion was kicked out by Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole council on Tuesday.

Unity Alliance councillor L-J Evans, who backed the concept, said they were “saddened”.

Comments had poured in on social media for the proposal to be rejected, calling it “nonsense”, “dehumanising” and “a load of b*******”.

Tory Ann Stribley ridiculed: “A chair is a seat for one person, usually made of wood, metal or plastic and has four legs.”


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