British military going all-in with political correctness

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Political correctness has reached new heights across the pond, where members of the British Armed Forces are being told to avoid gender-specific words — like “mankind” and “sportsmanship” — while on base.

“It’s the daftest thing ever,” explained one soldier, who spoke to The Sun on the condition of anonymity.

“We’re building leaders, not politically-correct droids.”

Military officials were forced to hand down the orders recently amid fears that gendered words and sayings — such as, “forefathers” and “manpower” — would offend women and members of the LGBT community.

“We are promoting a modern, inclusive, working environment to ensure individuals are recognized and feel valued,” a spokesman for the Ministry of Defense said of the orders.

Guidelines on what to say instead of the gender-specific words have been posted in the bathrooms of at least one British base, which reportedly trains members of the Army, Navy and RAF.

“We should be spending more time on tactics than worrying about the niceties of modern language,” said one Army source.

Instead of saying things like “Chap” or “best man for the job,” military brass ask that soldiers use gender-neutral terms such as “person” or “people, folks and friends.” They also suggest using “fairness” when referring to sportsmanship.

“Inappropriate language is a real problem,” explained another Army source, who supported the new guidelines.

Officials from the Joint Equality Diversity and Inclusion unit, which was nicknamed the “Jedi” by local troops, reportedly came up with the new word suggestions and began rolling them out this month.

Source: nypost