For 41 years, the UN had in place a treaty that protected pregnant women from the death penalty. And for 41 years, women were people. But now, the brave new worlders across the pond have discovered a shocking fact: Women aren’t people.
The International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights is up for a rework, because we all know that UN international agreements on civil rights are always followed to the letter and everyone in the world is completely protected by them. Sorry, I can’t help myself from the sarcasm.
In the ever-so-politically-correct chambers of Whitehall, those who study these agreements word by word have determined that the term “pregnant women” does not offer sufficient protection for all the possible people who can be pregnant. So they have suggested “pregnant people,” so as not to “exclude transgender people who have given birth.”
This buys into the lie that a man could possibly carry a child to term in his uterus and give birth. In the last 41,000 years, or the last 41 years, men have not developed the ability to grow a uterus. Men do not have physical, biological bodies that could nurture, carry, or birth a child. It has always been, and continues to be, impossible.
So what we’re talking about is women with gender dysphoria, who dress and act like men, even taking male hormones to grow facial hair, who also stop those hormone treatments, revert to their natural state, become impregnated (by a biological man), carry and birth a child. The U.K. word-pickers want the UN and all the countries that give International Covenants on Civil and Political Rights due consideration before denigrating and enslaving women to use the correct terminology.
They want to validate those nations where women are treated like second-class citizens by acknowledging that women have even lost the ability to perform their unique biological function of giving birth and nurturing the young. It’s not women who become pregnant, it’s people with uteruses, which could now include men with women’s reproductive organs.
At least one feminist has retained her sanity on this.
“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,” said feminist author and U.N. commentator Sarah Ditum.
Well said. The more these “gender” lines are erased, the more that women, violence against women, and human trafficking can be ignored and sacrificed to the gods of political correctness.
Women around the world experience gender-based violence at incredible rates. According to the United Nations’ own numbers, 35% of women worldwide have experienced some form of sexual violence; 750 million women and girls were married before their 18th birthday; 120 million girls were raped before they were 18; 200 million have experienced female genital mutilation; and women and girls account for more than 71% of humans trafficked across the globe.
These pencil pushers in London really need to check their priorities. If they really cared about protecting “pregnant people” from violence, they’d stop trying to say women aren’t people.