For forty years, the words “pregnant woman” has been in a UN treaty. You know, what with women being the one’s who get pregnant and all. Biology. Well, now the UK government wants to have that amended, and I’m sure by now you can pretty much guess why. Triggersome language ahead.
The UK government says the term “pregnant woman” should not be used in a UN treaty because it “excludes” transgender people.
Feminists reacted with outrage to what they said was the latest example of “making women unmentionable” in the name of transgender equality.
Pause. It seems more feminists are starting to realize that LGBT is erasing women. It’s about time (see REAL Feminists Weigh In: Transgenderism is a War on Women!).
The statement comes in Britain’s official submission on proposed amendments to the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, to which the UK has been a signatory since 1976. The UN treaty says a “pregnant woman” must be protected, including not being subject to the death penalty.
Yet in the British Foreign and Commonwealth Office submission, Britain opposes the term “pregnant woman” because it may “exclude transgender people who have given birth”. The suggested term is “pregnant people”.
Sarah Ditum, a prominent feminist writer, said: “This isn’t inclusion. This is making women unmentionable. Having a female body and knowing what that means for reproduction doesn’t make you ‘exclusionary’. Forcing us to decorously scrub out any reference to our sex on pain of being called bigots is an insult.”
There you have it. Progressive government at work.
So this is where the politically correct movement is currently at. Oh, and did we mention you’re also a bigot for saying men shouldn’t steal opportunities from women by, say, crushing them in women’s sports? Because yeah (see Transgender Man Entering Cycling Tournament Hoping to Steal Victory from Actual Women and Australian Football League Bans Transwoman From the Field. Leftists Rage…). The world’s gone mad.