Murder is high up on the list of douchey things. Easily in the top five. Right up there with the raping. Also Bruce Springsteen. But, do you know what’s an even bigger no-no to the left? Failing to respect preferred gender pronouns. For serious…
A gruesome California murder has sparked an unlikely battle over pronouns.
Earlier this month, police arrested 22-year-old Berkeley student Pablo Gomez Jr. in connection with stabbing near the prestigious university that left one woman dead and another seriously injured. As local media covered the story, they learned that Gomez, a well known campus activist, prefers “they/them” pronouns, which reporters began to use.
Well thank goodness. As one is conducting a muder investigation, right up there at the top of reading someone’s rights is ensuring they’re feelings aren’t hurt. We wouldn’t want to make a boo-boo.
“Gomez, specifically, chooses to identify as ‘they,’ and we believe that any person’s preferred pronoun should be honored, regardless of whether they are accused of committing a crime,” Platten told Heat Street. “Using someone’s preferred gender pronoun is a basic courtesy, and the modern English vernacular has already adopted ‘they.’ It requires very little effort on behalf of a newspaper to adopt it as well.”
You know what else is a basic courtesy? Not killing someone. Oh sure, innocent until proven guilty applies here. I just wish the victim would be honored a bit more than the alleged perpetrator. What a wonderful world that would be. I bet it has snacks.
Gomez, who is awaiting charges, is charged with stabbing to death 27 year old Emilie Inman, a nature program and middle school science instructor. He’s also accused of the stabbing another woman who survived the attack.
Oh… a wrinkle. It appears there may be a witness. ‘They’ attempted to kill someone else and failed. But hey, let’s keep the gender pronouns in check.
Gomez’s case immediately grabbed the attention of the right-leaning media: In addition to using gender-nonconforming pronouns, the student was a Latinx/Chicanx major and an environmental activist.
He’s a liberal. Sorry, I meant “They” are a liberal. No. He. Him. Monster. Stabby McStabberson. Pointy McGrew. He Who Likes to Poke People to Death. I frankly prefer my names to “they.” Ten points to me for creativity.
Leave it to leftists to look at a murder case and see gender pronouns as the biggest issue. Maybe it’s to distract from the suspect being a few shades too brown for their tastes. Or because he’s a granola-munching leftist himself. Better to deflect than to criticize one of their own. But, all the deflecting in the world won’t change the fact that he/she/they/ze is a murdering dickbag.