The rules don't apply outside of the Rules of the House. But does this still show an increasing preference for gender-neutral language? Does this mean that someday it would become safer to avoid using gender language in literature? What would this do to the literature that already has gender nouns and pronouns? We're already witnessing certain books being banned. Bill Maher made an interesting point about one of Dr. Seuss's books. The book shows a Chinese using chopsticks. Bill Maher made a point that people in China didn't care. This book didn't age well in the US. Would we see the same trend with books that use gender words? I remember when people in a classroom began to talk about racism issues. A student said that calling someone "Black" was offensive and that he preferred to be called "African-American" like how people use "Asian-American." The professor responded by saying that being called "White" didn't feel right either. But now, people say that the words "African-American" and "Caucasian" are offensive. I remember a time when the word "oriental" wasn't considered to be offensive, but now it is. Would people consider the word "Asian-American" to be offensive in the future? I noticed that banning these words would make talking about racism issues difficult. Talking about gender issues would also be difficult if gender words get banned. In any story, I find gender words make it less confusing on identifying which person is which in a couple or a group. I have used gender-neutral words and it seems to change the tone and help in equality. But I also find it confusing when talking about a couple or group of mixed genders when using gender-neutral words. It makes it require more explaining. Some cultures such as Korean originally use less gender words. (Although it exists in Korean, it still isn't used as much). But there are a lot of other cultures that uses a lot of gender words. Changing the rules of gender would be a major change for these cultures, resulting in certain books not aging well. I can see why Dr. Seuss's book didn't age well. Many of the Asian kids born in the US can't use chopsticks and they certainly don't dress the way the Chinese was illustrated in the book. People stopped dressing like that in China a long time ago, too. But I don't think Dr. Seuss intended to be mean. He grew up at a time when every Chinese immigrant used chopsticks. And that type of clothing was still worn by a lot of the Chinese people at that time. These days, some of his book are considered to be offensive and are banned. It makes me wonder what things that we take for granted today wouldn't age well in the future. And it makes me wonder which I should be careful to write about.