London transport workers have been told to stop using the phrase “ladies and gentlemen” in announcements as part of a city-wide push to become more gender-neutral.
The order follows months of campaigning by LGBTQ activists, who appealed to London Mayor Sadiq Khan to change the language used by train and bus drivers, which they described as “polite but really belonging to yesterday,” according to the Evening Standard. …
Now staff will use terms such as “good morning everyone.”
Using the power of the state to change the culture to their political advantage.
hat-tip Stephen Neil