Kretschmann complains about terror of Virtue: Gender-Zoff splits in Baden-württemberg, Green

This paper carries a for the bureaucracy typical dröge Heading: "instructions for the implementation of the gender-sensitive language for the management of the

Kretschmann complains about terror of Virtue: Gender-Zoff splits in Baden-württemberg, Green

This paper carries a for the bureaucracy typical dröge Heading: "instructions for the implementation of the gender-sensitive language for the management of the city of Stuttgart." However, the content has triggered a lively debate that is widely heard across the city - and even the border of Baden-württemberg to.

The Lord mayor Fritz Kuhn of the Green, signed recommendation explains how the authorities should, of Stuttgart, in the future, in the official language, with the sexes deal with it. Is discarded, the previous provision, "that for reasons of readability only the masculine Form is used and all other genders are included". From now on, the role of clichés and Stereotypes should be avoided "" by the "mother-and-child Parking" by "family Parking", "maiden name" should be replaced by "birth name" and "mothers advice" "advice for parents".

"groups of people" with "gender to ensure neutral formulations" salutations

in order To "visibility" in the oral speech, in front of beat Kuhn and his comrades-in-arms, to complement the two sexes, "with the neutral Form." As examples, dear employees, dear Employees*" and "ladies and gentlemen, dear guests* be called: "".

Behind the "Employees" and "guests" in the paper each gender star, so that "all of the social sexes or gender identities represented and thus become visible". It is advised, both orally and in writing "groups of people" with "gender-neutral" formulations to address, such as: "dear Attendees", "dear professionals" or "dear people". dpa/Sebastian Gollnow/dpabild Fritz Kuhn (Bündnis 90/The Greens) standing in front of two flags.

Kuhn and his supporters, especially in the left bearing, the formulation aid is to be regarded as a measure, to exclude nobody. It is going to call for using the words "the diversity of our society in the consciousness" and to promote "tolerance and acceptance", such as political party, Freiburg's mayor, Martin Horn says, the recommends that the authorities of his city also neutral styling. The opponents speak of the "gender madness", "company transformation insanity" and paternalism of the population, which will lead to nothing more than a complication, and Murder of the language.

The recommendations to heat the minds of

Although such Guidance already exist in many municipalities in Germany, the ten-sided Kuhn-paper-expressly no strict instructions and salutations such as "dear ladies and gentlemen," according to the city, but complements should be abolished, heat the recommendations of the minds. The trouble in the state of Baden-Württemberg, however, has a special touch. Here, only the AfD on Kuhn is not what was expected, but also the CDU, which is in coalition with the Greens in the state. In addition, the Green measures with each other.

Minister of culture Susanne Eisenmann of the CDU complained that the mayor "gender asterisk" in the center of his policy, to take care of instead of "with the same commitment to safety and security in Stuttgart". "Because you have to ask yourself, if we have no other Worries," said the Christian Democrat, on Facebook, with a view to the Corona pandemic, and the riots in the city centre of Stuttgart a few weeks ago. Several citizens thanked her "for the clear statements," others asked, why are you outside of work, and if there is more important things to do in the country.

Gender dispute raging within the party, The Greens

so far, so normal in the business of politics. Especially since the state election on 14. March 2021 casts long shadows. Eisenmann occurs as a top-candidate for the CDU and tried with Statements of this type, the AfD and the Greens votes to steal. In Baden-Württemberg in Tübingen Lord mayor Boris Palmer's – the party finally, any amount of members in the party, you may be more likely to locate in the bourgeois than in the left camp, headed by Prime Minister Winfried Kretschmann He stoked the Gender dispute within the Green and grumbled about the paper of his party colleagues – and in a word choice, known to the Public more of the AfD as the Green.

the head of The government complained of "language police" and "terror of Virtue" – a book by Thilo Sarrazin, is called "The new terror of Virtue". Kretschmann defended the current practice. "Of all the exaggerated posturing of the Language, I don't believe in," said the Green politician of the German press Agency. Whilst it was true, hurt by the word choice of anyone. He knew also the language of forme, to some extent, human Thinking. "But everyone should still be able to talk like that, like him, the Beak has grown."

Kuhn found that the debate was covered ""

Kuhn turned to promptly against the concept of "language police". The debate was covered in"", he let the Public know and therefore raised, in fact, Kretschmann, politicians of the CDU and the AfD in a pot. There is a need for role models, said the mayor. "In this sense, our recommendations are to be understood."

Kuhn and equal opportunities officer, Ursula Matschke refer also to the judgment of the Federal constitutional court, therefore, in addition to "male" and "female" also "divers" in the birth register as a gender can be specified. As long as there is no agreement on the Federal level would require cities to act. There are no brochures, forms and information sheets would not be stomps, and re-printed. To said Minister Eisenmann Kuhn: "attacks on the mayor are suitable as a medium in the state election campaign. You should rather take care of schools in the Corona times.“

"instead of Gendering"

In the process, Kuhn and his Green self in the election campaign. On 8. November, he is not standing even, to defend his office, but the local politician, Veronika Kienzle applying for the Post. Your Challenger of the CDU and the AfD, Frank Nopper, and a Maltese merchant, do not think it is a coincidence that the recommendations were just released now. Kuhn wool distract from their own failures and shortcomings, they explain in unison.

"rather than People" should be the Motto, said the CDU-mayor candidate. No one should be discriminated against because of his sex. "But we should not deface in a fit of hysterical correctness of our language."

a businessman tweeted: "If I am elected to the WHETHER from Stuttgart, I do that on day 1 after taking office, undo!" This will not be necessary. Kuhn described his paper as a temporary solution until a Germany-wide agreement. The could come after the next Federal election in September 2021 – negotiated of a black-green coalition. Climate scientists paints a grim scenario for the future, and warns of nuclear war FOCUS Online/Wochit climate scientists paints a grim scenario for the future, and warns of nuclear war, Paula's dog gets lost in the woods - by the brilliant idea he can't find back home FOCUS Online "you think what happened": Paula's dog gets lost in the woods - by the brilliant idea he finds back to home

Updated Date: 16 August 2020, 06:26

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