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Here are the new lines for EU communication: 'No references to Christmas'

2021-11-29T16:24:55.943Z

Commission: 'Do not use indications on religion, ethnicity, gender'. Meloni: "Our identity cannot be erased" (ANSA)



"Every person in the EU has the

right to be treated equally"

without reference to "gender, ethnicity, race, religion, disability and sexual orientation". Thus - Brussels writes in its new guidelines - 'Miss o Mrs' (ladies and ladies) must disappear, replaced by a more generic 'Ms'. And even

the holidays will no longer have to be referred to religious connotations, such as Christmas

, but quoted in a generic way: for example, it will be necessary to say, 'holidays are stressful' and no longer 'Christmas is stressful', reads the

document. for a "correct communication

" provided by the Commission entitled 'Union of Equality'. 

The guidelines contain several chapters in which the egalitarian treatment of the person, according to the EU executive, must be taken into consideration. In the commission's decalogue there are some recommendations to always use: "Do not use nouns or pronouns that are related to the gender of the subject;

maintain a balance between genders in the organization of each panel

; if you use audiovisual content or testimonials, ensure diversity is represented in all its aspects; do not address the audience with the words 'ladies' or 'gentleman' but use a generic '

dear colleagues'

; when talking about transsexuals, identify them according to their indication;

do not use the word 'the elderly' ( seniors)

but 'older people (the more adult population, ed);

talking about people with disabilities with priority reference to the person (for example, instead of 'Mario Rossi is disabled', 'Mario Rossi has a disability' must be used).

In the guidelines there are also references to a

"correct" communication regarding religions

.

For example, in the text it is recommended, in any communicative content, to "not use proper names typical of a specific religion".

Regarding the holidays, the commission asks to "avoid taking for granted that everyone is Christian".

With lots of examples: instead of saying or writing "Christmas is stressful", the European executive invites us to use the words: 'Holidays are stressful' ".

This turning point is stigmatized by the leader of the Brothers of Italy, Giorgia Meloni, who writes on Twitter: "The European Commission, through an internal document, considers Christmas a non-inclusive holiday. The names Maria and Giovanni are also targeted. The reason ? They could be 'offensive' for non-Christians. Now enough: our history and our identity are not erased ".


Source: ansa

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