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Political Correctness Strikes Again: You Are Racist If You Have A Master Bedroom

April 18, 2013 by  

In case it wasn’t already obvious that political correctness has reached the height of utter absurdity, here’s some cringe-worthy news from the real estate world: Evidently, the term “master bedroom” has fallen out of fashion — because, obviously, it conjures excruciatingly painful images of male slaveholders in the antebellum South for homebuyers.

According to a survey of Washington, D.C., area homebuilders conducted by Baltimore Business Journal, six out of 10 currently opt to describe the largest sleeping room in the house as the “owner’s suite,” “owner’s bedroom” or,  in one case, “mastre bedroom.”

From the article:

Why? In large part for exactly the reason you would think: “Master” has connotation problems, in gender (it skews toward male) and race (the slave-master).

Enter the owner’s suite.

“I imagine it’s not only a more accurate description but also a more politically correct term of art,” said Steve Nardella, senior vice president of operations for Bethesda-based Winchester Homes Inc.

Either way, the “master suite” has been linguistically shoved aside.

No word yet on what the kinder, gentler name for the Masters Golf Tournament will be or what we sensitive Americans are going to do about all of those obviously racist, sexist jerks who opted to attain master’s degrees.

Sam Rolley

Staff writer Sam Rolley began a career in journalism working for a small town newspaper while seeking a B.A. in English. After learning about many of the biases present in most modern newsrooms, Rolley became determined to find a position in journalism that would allow him to combat the unsavory image that the news industry has gained. He is dedicated to seeking the truth and exposing the lies disseminated by the mainstream media at the behest of their corporate masters, special interest groups and information gatekeepers.

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  • JimH

    After reading this I need a Shower.

    I’ll be in the master bath, if you need me.

  • vicki

    How is the “master bedroom” any different than the “owner’s bedroom”? Is not the master of the slaves the owner of them?

  • Major Domo

    Who gives a flying ‘Fig’ what these nut jobs think?

  • George Murrey

    I didn’t name it, but sure like living in it. Lots of room to roam around. If those PC jerks don’t like calling it for what it is, I’ll give them a quarter to somebody that does care.


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