No, I don't think "manhole" is gendered, nor that "brother" or "sister" is really any more offensive than "he" or "she." I do wonder if they've removed those pronouns, too.The city of Berkeley voted this week to purge gender from its law books. Now, words like manhole will be replaced with maintenance hole and sisters and brothers will be replaced with siblings. https://t.co/76bSVdOZXl— The New York Times (@nytimes) July 22, 2019
I went through "herstory." Didn't think we'd be back there again. Didn't think we'd be back to "love it or leave it" either.