The British government has refused to allow the term "pregnant woman" to be used in a UN treaty because it "excludes" transgender people which naturally provoked outrage. Feminists called the decision the latest example of "making women unmentionable" in an increasing trend to seek transgender equality. A professor at Evergreen College in Washington called the move "insanity."
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Insanity.
The term "pregnant woman" excludes all people who are not pregnant. Biology excludes trans woman from pregnancy, not language.
<a href="https://t.co/nIJSJfUPye">https://t.co/nIJSJfUPye</a></p>— Bret Weinstein (@BretWeinstein) <a href="https://twitter.com/BretWeinstein/status/922187940268089344?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">October 22, 2017</a></blockquote>
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The statement was made in response to Britain's official submission on proposed amendments to the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, a constitutional document that hasn't been changed since 1976. The part of the treaty which the British government took issue with using the term for specifies protection for "pregnant woman" which would prevent them from being subject to the death penalty.
There may something to Britain’s opinion on the official submission since it is theoretically possible for a woman to become a man but still retain the ability to become pregnant in which case does she still qualify for being considered a woman at all once the legal change has been made? It is certainly a tricky matter which is going to draw ire from both sides and will need to be discussed at length.
The British government suggested using the term "pregnant people" in it's place.
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