Sunday, April 21, 2013



Homebuilders scrap 'master bedroom' because of racist, gender-biased connotations

The “master suite” is being phased out — not from our homes, but from our lexicon.

A survey of 10 major Washington, D.C.-area homebuilders found that six no longer use the term “master” in their floor plans to describe the largest bedroom in the house. They have replaced it with “owner’s suite” or “owner’s bedroom” or, in one case, “mastre bedroom.”

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).

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14 comments:

Anonymous said...

Owners, as in slave owners. These people are hilarious.

Anonymous said...

The only problem is in the head of the person who is offended by the term.

Anonymous said...

Agreed the problem is in the heads of the perpetually offended. However, the bigger problem is the appeasement brigade that surrenders to this idiocy in the wink of an eye, in order not to "offend" don't ya' know.

Dean said...

I foresee a time when the word 'master' is referred to as 'the m word'.

One will not master a subject, one will 'fully understand a subject in all its intricacies and be able to explain said subject to others'. Or some such convoluted language.

Anonymous said...

The "mistress bedroom" sounds better!

Anonymous said...

Super size bedroom. Whoops that would offend the fatties.

Anonymous said...

I guess they will eliminate the Master of Ceremonies with the Overseer of Ceremonies. Oh wait, overseer can be related to slavery too. when will these idiots get a life.

Anonymous said...

My dog has a master, me. My home has a master bedroom. I own no slaves, nor would I want to.

Anonymous said...

Dumbasses on parade.

With business acumen like that, they should look forward to a bright future. /sarc

But hell, it is DC afterall.

Anonymous said...

Ok, let's call it the commissar's bedroom then. How about apparatchik's bedroom? Wait, I've got it....senior stakeholder's bedchamber. Idiocy.

Anonymous said...

Oh just call it "Bedroom 1" or would that offend anyone who's innumerate?

Anonymous said...

Bedroom 1 is in the WH. Take a number. If you feel like treating it like a vote, take several numbers, asap. If you're rightwing, your number will be assigned and tattooed on your left arm.

(Oops, gotta change WH too...the Full Visible Spectrum House.)

Anonymous said...

"Whoops that would offend the fatties."

Yeah, like Karl Rove, Criss Cristie, and Rush Limbaugh. Oink oink.

President Not Sure said...

The company I work for uses large computing clusters for managing larger data sets. Our systems have one "master" node and up to several hundred "slave" nodes. Im sure any day now we will have to change that.