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Amsterdam Releases Gender-Neutral Instructions

Amsterdam Releases Gender-Neutral Instructions

The council of Amsterdam today has released a guide that advises their employees to use alternatives for greetings used in letters and e-mails sent to citizens of Amsterdam. Apparently "Dear Sir" or "Dear Madam" isn't politically correct, hence their 'friendly advise' to change it up to make everyone feel welcome. A spokesperson for the council said: "We want to make sure that Amsterdam becomes a city where even more people feel at home. More than they do already". He went on to say that "this guide consists of tips and other advise for our council members to make sure that they talk and write about sexual- and gender identity in a respectful manner". As a city and an employer we don't want to exclude anyone. The council employees are not obligated to use the "rainbow advise" giv...

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