After months of hush hush speculation, today, Gef can exclusively confirm that our beloved Island shall be undergoing a re-branding.
A dogged social media campaign by the likes of UK based gender charity group Mermaids seems to have finally been heard by our Government.
As such, plans are afoot to change our name from the Isle of Man to the more socially inclusive Isle of Human.
Protesters claim the previous moniker is outdated in this age of tolerance and gender equality. Speaker of the House of Keys, The Hon. Juan Watterson summed up the government’s stance:
“With the advent of the Isle of Man’s new equality act it is about time we dragged ourselves into the 21st century and abandoned the gender stereotypes of the past”.
Such a radical change to our Island’s identity will take considerable time and cost but is it a price worth paying to rid prejudice and restore parity of the sexes? Get in touch with Gef and let us know your thoughts.
We’ll have more on this as it develops.