I read to day the current Ch Defence Staff is horrified at loud, sexist, vulgar responses to renaming Seaman to some non-gender label. "Not the kind of people" he wants defending Canada! Incoming chief is an Admiral!
The CF would be halfed at a minimum if they cashiered all those they deem not the kind of people they want defending Canada.....
 

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It should be explained to these Canadians that the word Man in this context derives from the very old Greek word Manus - meaning Hand. And from this we get such words as Mankind and Manufacture. Thus there is no reference to gender at all. A rifle-man is, historically speaking, a soldier who got his hands on a rifle in those days of muskets.

Gender specific would be something like; Riflecocks and Riflehens and similar nonsense.
 
It should be explained to these Canadians that the word Man in this context derives from the very old Greek word Manus - meaning Hand. And from this we get such words as Mankind and Manufacture. Thus there is no reference to gender at all. A rifle-man is, historically speaking, a soldier who got his hands on a rifle in those days of muskets.

Gender specific would be something like; Riflecocks and Riflehens and similar nonsense.
This is the result of having a liberal government with an apologist priminster who wants to appease everyone who cries, nothing to do with logic.
 
It should be explained to these Canadians that the word Man in this context derives from the very old Greek word Manus - meaning Hand. And from this we get such words as Mankind and Manufacture. Thus there is no reference to gender at all. A rifle-man is, historically speaking, a soldier who got his hands on a rifle in those days of muskets.

Gender specific would be something like; Riflecocks and Riflehens and similar nonsense.
Manus is actually Latin for hand, rather than Greek. Latin for man (the gender) is vir, hence 'virile'. Manus probably also gives us 'manual' which, of course, real men never need.

Happy Christmas.
 

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