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EIA to drop use of male/female connector terminology

because of it's misogynistic origins.

The RS-232 standard will now use "A" and "B" to identify connectors.

Also dropped will be any reference to connector orientation.
Permalink Send private email xampl9 (Moto phone) 
September 13th, 2018 9:28am
A and B? Which is which?

USB already has an A side and B side and each can be male or female.

So we'll now have USB A-B connectors instead of USB A female? Or would it be USB A-B mean USB B male?
Permalink McCain's Tumor 
September 13th, 2018 9:41am
Grade A is always higher quality than Grade B.

So if male plugs are called A then that's patrosupremacist.

If female plugs are called A then that's feminist and woke. Fight the power.

However we just assumed the gender of the plug.

What about plugs that identify as non-binary?
Permalink McCain's Tumor 
September 13th, 2018 9:44am
And what about gay connectors? Lesbian connectors? Hetero ones?
Permalink Pie and a McHalf 
September 13th, 2018 4:11pm
Plugs are clearly male

Sockets are clearly female

Why deny simple biology?

They'll be calling vaginas 'front holes' next...

...oh wait!
Permalink Chris Escobar 
September 13th, 2018 4:20pm
I can see them eventually insisting on hermaphroditic connectors
Permalink Gary Oldman in disguise 
September 15th, 2018 11:44am

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