In a further sign of the ever-growing reach of political correctness, the UK government’s Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) will no longer use the term "pregnant woman" because it may "exclude transgender people who have given birth".
In a quite ridiculous move, the UK governmental institution has proposed legislation that is based on a UN draft submitted by a human rights group. Wanting to let no one feel excluded, it is therefore proposing to use the term ‘pregnant people’ as from now.
Of course, no matter what you do or decide in this day and age, you are always upsetting one or the other snowflake, as this prompted reactions from a well-known feminist author, Ms Sarah Ditum, who 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."
British Prime Minister, Ms Theresa May, announced just last week that her government is planning to consult with the public on changing the (what’s in a name) country's Gender Recognition Act, allowing people to "self-certify" their gender (In other words, never mind what you look like, if you feel like a woman but look like a man, you can call yourself a woman if this act passes).
Critics of the legislation are warning that biological men will then get the legal right to access, for example, women's hospital wards, prisons, lavatories, changing rooms and competitive sports simply by declaring they are female, and that such a move will likely be very unsettling for children.
Furthermore, even politicians are ridiculing the proposed measure, with only two transgender pregnancies ever recorded in the UK, it seems like a stretch. Member of Parliament Ms Jess Philipps said: “Who is asking for this? I’ve never met a trans person who doesn’t like terms like ‘pregnant woman’”.