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Homebuilders scrap 'master bedroom' because of racist, gender-biased connotations
Washington Business Journal ^ | April 16, 2013 | Michael Neibauer

Posted on 04/18/2013 5:57:19 PM PDT by Past Your Eyes

The “master suite” is being phased out — not from our homes, but from our lexicon.

A survey of 10 major Washington, D.C.-area homebuilders found that six no longer use the term “master” in their floor plans to describe the largest bedroom in the house. They have replaced it with “owner’s suite” or “owner’s bedroom” or, in one case, “mastre bedroom.”

Why? In large part for exactly the reason you would think: “Master” has connotation problems, in gender (it skews toward male) and race (the slave-master).

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: gender; master; racist
GMA(f)B
1 posted on 04/18/2013 5:57:19 PM PDT by Past Your Eyes
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To: Past Your Eyes

I sleep in my home’s master bedroom, i sleep alone, and it’s MY MASTER BEDROOM!


2 posted on 04/18/2013 5:58:31 PM PDT by Shimmer1 (No matter how cynical I get, I just can't keep up.)
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To: Shimmer1

ditto that


3 posted on 04/18/2013 5:59:46 PM PDT by Hegemony Cricket (The emperor < still > has no pedigree.)
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To: Past Your Eyes

We really need a concerted effort to fight leftist Newspeak and take back the language.

We ought to be on their cases every time they try to force a politically correct euphemism on us.

By they, I mean the leftists who are constantly telling us what we may or may not say, what we mean, and what we think.


4 posted on 04/18/2013 6:00:01 PM PDT by Maceman
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To: Past Your Eyes

“Owner’s Suite”?

What if it’s a rented house? Tenant not allowed to use it?


5 posted on 04/18/2013 6:00:29 PM PDT by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: Past Your Eyes

I tend not to care one way or the other about stuff like this till the PC crowd tries to make like it matters, then I insist on using the traditional term just BECAUSE they’re being morons.


6 posted on 04/18/2013 6:02:21 PM PDT by Still Thinking (Freedom is NOT a loophole!)
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To: Maceman

we have to stop using their language, affordable health care, no it’s Govt health care
illegals not undocumented
homosexuals not gay.

Every aspect of their twisted agenda is ut out front by a nice word and sadly the stupid party just goes along with it.

How may here have heard of spoken to someone and heard their key words, diversity, tolerance, social justice etc?


7 posted on 04/18/2013 6:02:40 PM PDT by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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To: Past Your Eyes

Oh Dear God...


8 posted on 04/18/2013 6:02:51 PM PDT by Wisconsinlady (If babies had guns, they wouldn't be aborted)
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To: Past Your Eyes
I remember the idiocy of the meltdown of the word "man"
to "person" . . . oops per-son implies a male heir
to "perpeople" . . . oops, perpeople could offend the animal kingdon
to "per-creature" so as not to offend animals.
9 posted on 04/18/2013 6:03:20 PM PDT by laweeks
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To: Past Your Eyes

There goes the Family Room and Inlaw Suite.


10 posted on 04/18/2013 6:03:46 PM PDT by moovova
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To: Past Your Eyes

Won’t be long before petitions are distributed demanding SherloCk® change the name of their company


11 posted on 04/18/2013 6:06:30 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: All

Wherre do all these liberal arseholes come from that come up with this crap! (OH, nevermind.....Obammys low information voters.....that’s where...)
Political Correctness has DESTROYED this nation!!!!!!!!!!!!!
ANd I dont give a damn what anyone says...it is the MASTER bedroom...what are they gonna do......take my guns?
(arseholes ALL of them!!)


12 posted on 04/18/2013 6:06:40 PM PDT by MagUSNRET
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To: moovova
Don't even get me started on the grandma/MIL cottage.

Probably going to turn into the "Freely Chosen Alternatively Defined Familial Relation Shelter (non sexist/racist/speciesist/LGBT-phobic)". It'll take your contractor longer to talk about it than build it.

13 posted on 04/18/2013 6:07:46 PM PDT by Still Thinking (Freedom is NOT a loophole!)
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To: Past Your Eyes
“Master” has connotation problems, in gender (it skews toward male) and race (the slave-master).

Yeah, "owner" is much better.

14 posted on 04/18/2013 6:08:32 PM PDT by Jaxter ("Pro Aris et Focis")
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To: Past Your Eyes

Master Lock

Master Bait

Master Cylinder

Master card

Master switch


15 posted on 04/18/2013 6:08:51 PM PDT by al baby (Hi Mom)
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To: Past Your Eyes

Also, you shouldn’t call yourself A Homeowner just because you own a home. It would be unfair and hurtful to the (sad-sack, loser) Homeowners that lost their homes and are now Homeless.


16 posted on 04/18/2013 6:09:01 PM PDT by moovova
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To: Past Your Eyes

But if you think of it in the, pardon me, but “sexual domination” sense, the master bedroom should be celebrated!


17 posted on 04/18/2013 6:09:26 PM PDT by jughandle
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To: Past Your Eyes

I know in the automotive supplier community, about 5 yrs ago it became “politically incorrect” to talk about “master cylinder” and “slave cylinder” for brake systems.


18 posted on 04/18/2013 6:09:42 PM PDT by nascarnation (Baraq's economic policy: trickle up poverty)
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To: Past Your Eyes

Will ownerbating make me go blind?


19 posted on 04/18/2013 6:10:44 PM PDT by clintonh8r ("Europe was created by history. America was created by a philosophy." Baroness Thatcher)
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To: Past Your Eyes

With everything that’s going on in this country, this is what these fools choose to worry about?


20 posted on 04/18/2013 6:12:28 PM PDT by Arm_Bears (Refuse; Resist; Rebel; Revolt!)
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To: clintonh8r

...Will ownerbating make me go blind?...

No but overownerbating will.


21 posted on 04/18/2013 6:14:50 PM PDT by Principled
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To: Past Your Eyes
"A survey of 10 major Washington, D.C.-area homebuilders found that six no longer use the term “master” in their floor plans to describe the largest bedroom in the house."

If they tried to foist that newspeak garbage on me, I would be compelled to introduce them to two more words: You're fired.

22 posted on 04/18/2013 6:17:19 PM PDT by Edward Teach
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To: Hegemony Cricket

mega dittos


23 posted on 04/18/2013 6:18:41 PM PDT by lonevoice (Today I broke my personal record for most consecutive days lived)
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To: manc

Homosexuals should not be called gay. Gay refers to happy people. They should be called by their real name. Queers. Cause they are queer people.
Sure hope I have not offended anyone.


24 posted on 04/18/2013 6:19:08 PM PDT by certrtwngnut (')
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To: Principled; clintonh8r

I really don’t need to hear about your ownernistic pursuits...


25 posted on 04/18/2013 6:19:43 PM PDT by ZirconEncrustedTweezers (Some people take there grammar way to seriously.)
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To: certrtwngnut

not offended me at all and if anyone is then they need to have a word to themselves , they’re never gay and like you said it means to be happy.
The left chose a positive word and used it for this agenda like they for so many of their agendas


26 posted on 04/18/2013 6:24:03 PM PDT by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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To: Past Your Eyes
Make sure you change the locks, too.


27 posted on 04/18/2013 6:29:42 PM PDT by Yo-Yo
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To: nascarnation

We have a NAPA store and we cant even call gasket sealer Gorilla snot anymore


28 posted on 04/18/2013 6:30:14 PM PDT by al baby (Hi Mom)
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To: Past Your Eyes
With the invention of the touchpad, "webMEISTER" has become part of late night surfing ~ so has "SURFING" ~ so, the SURFING ROOM or the MEISTER ROOM.

Beam me up Scottie!

29 posted on 04/18/2013 6:33:01 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: Past Your Eyes
“Master” has connotation problems, in gender (it skews toward male)

Master is always male.

Mistress is female.

30 posted on 04/18/2013 6:38:12 PM PDT by Sherman Logan
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To: al baby

Hard drives:

MASTER

SLAVE

It is what it is.


31 posted on 04/18/2013 6:38:31 PM PDT by unixfox (Abolish Slavery, Repeal The 16th Amendment!)
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To: nascarnation

Similarly we’re discouraged from using master and slave when talking about circuit components.


32 posted on 04/18/2013 6:39:35 PM PDT by who_would_fardels_bear
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To: Past Your Eyes

I heard Erick Ericson talking about this on WSB tonight while driving to a GOP meeting. Just absolutely absurd.


33 posted on 04/18/2013 6:47:26 PM PDT by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
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To: moovova

Aye, anyone who pays property taxes is just a renter....to the government.


34 posted on 04/18/2013 6:48:32 PM PDT by lightman (If the Patriarchate of the East held a state like the Vatican I would apply for political asylum.)
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To: Past Your Eyes

it never even ONCE occurred to me that the “master” in master bedroom referred to a slave master!!


35 posted on 04/18/2013 6:56:42 PM PDT by TexasFreeper2009 (Obama lied .. the economy died.)
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To: manc

male/female vs men/women

plants are male/female
fish are male/female
electrical connections are male/female

people are men and women

just a simple insistence on clear language can drive liberals moonbat crazy


36 posted on 04/18/2013 6:57:52 PM PDT by fnord (My life is like the movie Willard, except with hummingbirds)
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To: Past Your Eyes

What’s the problem? It’s not the Massa bedroom.

Master mechanic
Master chef
Master’s degree
Master of the hounds
MasterCard

What will we call them from now on?


37 posted on 04/18/2013 6:59:40 PM PDT by Veto! (Opinions freely expressed as advice)
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To: DuncanWaring

i am the master of my domain


38 posted on 04/18/2013 7:05:19 PM PDT by Cyclone59 (Obama is like Ron Burgundy - he will read ANYTHING that is on the teleprompter)
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To: Past Your Eyes; Revolting cat!; Slings and Arrows

As if “mancave” is any better. Not because it makes the man sound dominant. On the contrary, he’s been relegated to having one indoor room to put “his junk” in.


39 posted on 04/18/2013 7:05:30 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: Shimmer1

40 posted on 04/18/2013 7:06:39 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: fnord
just a simple insistence on clear language can drive liberals moonbat crazy

Liberals don't understand the uniqueness of male-female connections.

They always want to complicate things.


41 posted on 04/18/2013 7:10:50 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: Vendome

MasterLock

Fixed.
...


42 posted on 04/18/2013 7:15:29 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: Past Your Eyes
Homebuilders scrap 'master bedroom' because of racist, gender-biased connotations

Builders are very unlikely to be squeamish about the names of things. Architects, on the other hand, are very likely to suck up and adopt the latest PC terms.

43 posted on 04/18/2013 7:22:59 PM PDT by LoneRangerMassachusetts (The meek shall not inherit the Earth)
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To: Past Your Eyes

So what am I suppose to call my Slave Quarters?


44 posted on 04/18/2013 7:30:14 PM PDT by trotskylvalia (where nose meets the grindstone)
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To: fnord

ha ha so true.

It shows how far gone the radical left are when they explode over what is male and female and cannot understand that.


45 posted on 04/18/2013 7:31:25 PM PDT by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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To: Past Your Eyes
Why? In large part for exactly the reason you would think:

I think it is because they are idiots, and I'm right.

46 posted on 04/18/2013 7:39:04 PM PDT by SampleMan (Feral Humans are the refuse of socialism.)
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To: Past Your Eyes

Maybe the “big bedroom” can be called the “pitcher/catcher” room, or maybe, conversely, the “catcher/pitcher” room!

All depends on how you wish to use it.


47 posted on 04/18/2013 7:42:13 PM PDT by Noob1999 (Loose Lips, Sink Ships)
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To: Past Your Eyes

Does this mean the Master of Arts degree I earned must now be called the Owner of Arts degree???


48 posted on 04/18/2013 7:45:25 PM PDT by SoldierDad (Proud dad of an Army Soldier who has survived 24 months of Combat deployment.)
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To: laweeks

The one that really causes me to cringe though is when a couple states “we are pregnant”. There is no “we” in pregnant. She’s pregnant, the guy’s going to be a father.

I suppose in some instances in this new world though he could actually be pregnant because I’m not really sure any more who is really a he and who is really a she.

I’m so tired of all the changes. The man is to be the Master of the house. The big bedroom and big bathroom are for the Master The pink room is for the little girl, the blue for the little boy. Just suck it up and leave it alone.


49 posted on 04/18/2013 9:20:32 PM PDT by Grams A (The Sun will rise in the East in the morning and God is still on his throne.)
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To: Jaxter

I worked in a sawmill for many years. The hydraulic device that turned the logs on the carriage was called the nigger. That’s just what it was called. Nobody thought anything of it.
One day, one of the bigshots came around and somebody mentioned that we were having trouble with the nigger. We were informed on the spot that from that time forward, we were to call it the “log turner”. The bigshot left and we kept using the “n-word” for the hydraulic device that turned the logs on the carriage. To the best of my knowledge, no feelings were hurt in the process.
I wonder what the PC name would be for a pitman.


50 posted on 04/19/2013 5:43:30 AM PDT by Past Your Eyes (Never attribute to malice that which is adequately explained by stupidity.)
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