If we can’t help wondering how our culture came to be the tangled sorry mess it is today, it’s well to remember the old principle mentioned in the Bible: “A little leaven leaveneth the whole lump” (1 Corinthians 5:6).
We got here by letting all these little bitty snippets of political correctness slip into our language and our thought. There they grew, like some brain-eating parasite from outer space.
And here comes another one.
Can you spot anything wrong with this headline? We Really Need to Stop Being So Awful to Pregnant People.
It goes with an article written by a woman who is an M.D., a gynecologist, and although she doesn’t say anything ridiculous in the body of the article, there is that headline. “Pregnant people” implies, does it not, that any “people” can get pregnant–not necessarily just women. Wow! Inclusive language! A gold star for you, doc!
I think we have a right to demand that those who use this expression produce a pregnant man. Not some kook shot full of hormones and surgically mutilated, but a real male human being with XY chromosomes who now happens to have a bun in the oven.
Y’know, I generally write Joe Collidge on Fridays; but the idiocy is pouring in so fast, I’m afraid Joe can’t keep up.