I think this just comes down to an HR Department trying to document that it does not discriminate by gender to avoid and claims of discrimination in the future. Of course most of it is absurd and I suspect the authors of the advisory know it but are obligated to protect the organization.
It would be depressing to think of a future where we have been PC'ed into oblivion and our talk is so non-specific that we cannot communicate: " Last night a person entered a liquor store and robbed it at gunpoint. Witnesses described the perpetrator as a person. If you know or see someone that fits this description please call 911".
One of the advantages of getting older is that I just speak my mind on some issues. I would never intentionally hurt someone's feelings with derogatory racial or ethnic slurs and have been raised to treat everyone with dignity. But I just recently learned that I am not supposed to use the word "Oriental" and should say "Asians" instead. Why? Oriental just means someone from the Far East, such as China or Japan. Yes, they are Asians, but so are Indians and Afghans who have cultures different than those in the "Orient". I am too old to buy into such BS, along with the HR cover your A$$ guidelines at Princeton.
I also try to make sure that the inside pits of the elbows are pointing skyward. This helps ensure your arms are close together and makes forming a chicken wing less likely. Same principle, just narrower triangle and for me, easier to maintain.
My dad had one years ago. One fall/winter he realized he must have lost it somewhere. That same winter, we had put down plastic in the old barn and made an ice rink. The next spring when the ice melted, we found the watch under the plastic. Underneath the ice, and through many below zero nights, the watch was still working.
Ill jump on the train of the Weber Smoky Mountain. Have had mine for 2 years, and it gets used at least twice a week. Ive won office cooking competitions on that thing, cooked for 115 people, and grilled some impressive steaks.
Also the money clamp Iacas gave me back in 2009 is still going strong. Worn, but still doing well.
a) I have a 10+ year old Wenger Swiss Army watch - been through at least 4 bands and ??? batteries. It is nicked up a little, but that just adds character.
b) 18.5" Weber smokey mountain charcoal smoker - homemade cooked ribs, brisket, pork shoulder, chicken, etc.