Oklahoma Senator Knocks Woke HHS Sec Down A Peg

These “woke” progressives think they know better than the rest of us. They think that they need to correct our language so that it is more neutral. So they are trying to destroy the English language with their attempts to be more tolerant. Oklahoma Senator James Lankford explained to Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Xavier Becerra just how he was wrong in his attempt to be “woke” and call mothers, birthing people.

Lankford tried to make Becerra understand how his “woke” language was wrong during a recent budget meeting.

“Lankford: I also noticed you changed a term in your budget work. You shifted from using the term “mother” to “birthing people,” rather than mother. Can you help me get a good definition of “birthing people”?

Becerra: I’ll check on the language there, but I think if we’re talking about those who give birth, I think we’re talking about…I don’t know how else to explain it to you other than…

Lankford: I was a little taken aback when I just read it and saw that the term mother was gone in spots and it was replaced with “birthing people”…is this a direction you are going…regulatory changes that are happening or what the purpose of that is.

Becerra: I think it’s probably—and again I’d have to go back and take a look at the language that was used in the budget—but I think again it simply reflects the work that’s being done. 

Lankford: The language is important always…would you at least admit that calling a mom a “birthing person” could be offensive…that they don’t want to get a ‘Happy birthing person card’ in May. Can you at least admit that term itself could be offensive to some moms? 

Becerra: Senator, I’ll go back and take a look a look at the terminology that was used and I could get back to you, but again if we’re trying to be precise in the language that’s used.” 

It is offensive to mothers. They are taking away the word mom, claiming it is not inclusive enough. But it’s only women that can give birth…These trans, that make up less than a percentage of the population, are trying to get the majority of Americans to stop referring to women, as moms because some confused women want to identify as dads instead…

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