David Ben-Gurion, One Woke Dude

In May of 1953, five years after Israel declared itself into independence and fought a bitter war for its survival, the nation’s leadership was finally ready to address the real burning issue of the day: tax deductions. Policies were considered, bills drafted, and when the Ministry of Finance was finally content, it submitted its proposals to the boss, Prime Minister David Ben-Gurion, Israel’s Founding Father.

Ben-Gurion, however, wasn’t interested in the tax code. It was the bill’s language the captured his attention. It used deeply gendered terminology that the Old Man felt belittled women. And he would have none of that.

“Section Four,” Ben-Gurion wrote his colleagues in a memo that recently resurfaced and is being widely shared on social media in Israel, “says ‘husband/wife,’ and in my opinion it should say ‘my man/my woman.”

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Please send me, as a comment to this page, any old material you have for inclusion in The Daily Joke Alert - to help enable us all to have our fancy tickled regularly! Never mind the state it's in as I tidy everything up prior to publication. Don't let good material go to waste - and so much does. In the interests of the environment we should always try to re-cycle everything, especially jokes. You know that makes sense! You may find some historical stuff here, but this does not really matter as humor is fairly timeless.

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