(Jacob Bruns, Headline USA) Public health expert and tech overlord Bill Gates’ Microsoft has doubled-down on its inclusivity bid, now creating Microsoft Word software that ensures the use of inclusive language.
The commonly used program will now highlight phrases that the writer uses which fail to comply with state and corporate standards, reported The Sun.
The software also provides suggestions for more inclusive language, helping the user learn how to overcome his prejudices. Microsoft digital strategist John Bull proudly announced that the new feature.
“Your spellchecker will now help you to start overcoming your subconscious biases,” he said.
Bull proceeded to profusely praise his creation while lamenting the lack of publicity that it has received.
“It’s a brilliant feature,” he said. “I wish they’d make more noise about it.”
The software update apparently highlights all instances of “Age bias, Cultural bias, Ethnic slurs, Gender bias, Gender-Neutral Pronouns, Gender-Specific Language, Racial Bias, Sexual Orientation Bias and Socioeconomic Bias.”
The corrections that the software suggests mark the triumph of Human Resources departments everywhere.
For example, in place of “headmaster,” “principal” is suggested. Same with “manpower” to “workforce,” “mistress” to “lover,” and “master” to “expert.”
Microsoft founder Bill Gates has long seen himself as a messiah to his fellow Americans, ensuring an HR compliant society. Just last year, he donated $1 million to Equitable Math, and organization which seeks to check the racism present in mathematics.
The Equitable Math website asserted that “white supremacy culture shows up in math classrooms when the focus is on getting the ‘right’ answer.”
Instead of focusing on mathematical reasoning, the organization seeks to show how all answers are acceptable.
“Upholding the idea that there are always right and wrong answers perpetuates objectivity as well as fear of open conflict.”