New rules for the 117th Congress in the House of Representatives under Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) will eliminate words such as father, mother, son, daughter, brother, sister, uncle, aunt, first cousin, nephew, niece, husband, wife, father-in-law, mother-in-law, son-in-law, daughter-in-law, brother-in-law, sister-in-law, stepfather,, stepmother, stepson, stepdaughter, stepbrother, stepsister, half brother, half sister, grandson and granddaughter and replace them with gender neutral terms parent, child, sibling, parent’s sibling and first cousin.
There is a deep irony when looking at Pelosi, a woman who always dresses in a manner commonly associated with her gender, to do this. She also made an 8 hour non-filibuster on DACA in 2018 which included the following:
“I’m reminded of my own grandson. He had a very close friend whose name is Antonio. He’s from Guatemala and he has beautiful tan skin and brown eyes and the rest. And this was such a proud day for me because [when] my grandson blew out the candles on his cake, they said, ‘Did you make a wish?’ He said, ‘Yes, I made a wish.’ They said, ‘Well, what is your wish?’ He said, ‘I wish I had brown skin and brown eyes like Antonio.’“
Pelosi will establish a ‘Select Committee on Economic Disparity and Fairness in Growth,’ with the purpose of ensuring traditional family terms will be “gender neutral” going forward.
We have no doubt this will make absolutely zero contribution in eradicating inequality across America.
We often wonder why the overwhelming majority must be instructed to give way to fringes within minority groups. We are quite sure that minority groups aren’t monoliths and that the majority of those within them are just as comfortable accepting traditional families calling their kids son or daughter. We have no issues referring to people in ways that encourage a polite society but it shouldn’t be compelled. Yet it should work both ways. Isn’t that how we unite?
We won’t be the least bit surprised to see backlash from the very people these rules are supposed to protect because they never wanted to be clumped in with a prescribed view which probably never sought to consult them in the first place. This is exactly what happened with Bill C-16 in Canada.
Furthermore, if the radical fringes so demand equality then they should have no qualms about the English language functioning as it has or centuries. Sadly, equality to these groups is often deemed a form of discrimination in today’s woke world.
Don’t forget in 2017, California passed legislation which gave courts the power to jail those who repeatedly refused to call people by their preferred name or pronouns.
Alas, every new proposal and bill which seeks to foster equality manages to achieve the exact opposite. Promote diversity with segregation. Liberal logic.
We’re guessing the majority of Americans, including minorities, just want to have government focus on ending lockdown induced poverty and getting the economy back on its feet so they can feed their father, mother, son, daughter, brother, sister, uncle, aunt, first cousin, nephew, niece, husband, wife, father-in-law, mother-in-law, son-in-law, daughter-in-law, brother-in-law, sister-in-law, stepfather, stepmother, stepson, stepdaughter, stepbrother, stepsister, half brother, half sister, grandson and granddaughter.