Skip to comments.Homebuilders scrap 'master bedroom' because of racist, gender-biased connotations
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 owners suite or owners 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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I sleep in my home’s master bedroom, i sleep alone, and it’s MY MASTER BEDROOM!
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.
What if it’s a rented house? Tenant not allowed to use it?
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.
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?
Oh Dear God...
There goes the Family Room and Inlaw Suite.
Won’t be long before petitions are distributed demanding SherloCk® change the name of their company
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!!)
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.
Yeah, "owner" is much better.
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.
But if you think of it in the, pardon me, but “sexual domination” sense, the master bedroom should be celebrated!
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.
Will ownerbating make me go blind?
With everything that’s going on in this country, this is what these fools choose to worry about?
...Will ownerbating make me go blind?...
No but overownerbating will.
If they tried to foist that newspeak garbage on me, I would be compelled to introduce them to two more words: You're fired.
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.
I really don’t need to hear about your ownernistic pursuits...
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
We have a NAPA store and we cant even call gasket sealer Gorilla snot anymore
Beam me up Scottie!
Master is always male.
Mistress is female.
It is what it is.
Similarly we’re discouraged from using master and slave when talking about circuit components.
I heard Erick Ericson talking about this on WSB tonight while driving to a GOP meeting. Just absolutely absurd.
Aye, anyone who pays property taxes is just a renter....to the government.
it never even ONCE occurred to me that the “master” in master bedroom referred to a slave master!!
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
What’s the problem? It’s not the Massa bedroom.
Master of the hounds
What will we call them from now on?
i am the master of my domain
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.
Liberals don't understand the uniqueness of male-female connections.
They always want to complicate things.
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.
So what am I suppose to call my Slave Quarters?
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.
I think it is because they are idiots, and I'm right.
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.
Does this mean the Master of Arts degree I earned must now be called the Owner of Arts degree???
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.
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.