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Happy ‘Birthing People’ Day?

Missouri Democrat Rep. Cori Bush repeated the progressive waterboarding of language and culture on Thursday when she referred to women as “birthing people” during a hearing about the health of black children, which a Democrat Oversight Committee calls a crisis. The term “birthing people” came so naturally to Bush that she didn’t understand what the fuss was all about.

She’s not the only one doing it. The thought leaders of the Left and policymakers at the highest level of government are erasing women and girls.

The CDC now refers in its literature to “People who are pregnant” and “People who are breastfeeding,” rather than women or females. 

For inexplicable reasons, the agency that is tasked with interpreting science into policy now writes over women’s very chromosomes by reporting, “Pregnant people with COVID-19 are at an increased risk for severe illness from COVID-19.”

Where did this accepted of gender denial science come from? Feminist lawyers.

The gestation of a child, the morning sickness, the physical demands of advanced pregnancy, the labor of giving birth, and postpartum up-and-down experiences, and nursing a baby have made being a woman inconvenient in the field of employment law. Attorneys and feminists are positing that it is time to “de-gender pregnancy,” to reduce the frequency of workplace discrimination.

If everyone is a “people,” then pregnancy is something that might happen to any of them, the attorneys would have us believe.

We arrive at the culture wars of Mothers Day, 2021 and find motherhood itself is being cancelled by legal scholars trying to protect women for their own good. You are a menstruating person, not a woman. You are a birthing person, not a mother. There is nothing unique about your anatomy.

These are the same great thinkers who have led the fight to cancel fathers and make fatherhood dispensable in the lives of children, a trend that began with Lyndon Johnson’s Great Society in the 1960s. We see how that’s working out.

These are the same great thinkers who cancelled Mr. Potato Head this year, because “Mister” is a classification too far. Banishing Barbie is already underway with the de-gendering of the iconic doll.

In 1865, poet William Ross Wallace wrote a poem that describes motherhood in terms that seem so politically incorrect today that the poem may be someday subjected to a “trigger warning.”

The Hand That Rocks the Cradle’s third stanza is powerful:

“Woman, how divine your mission,
Here upon our natal sod;
Keep – oh, keep the young heart open
Always to the breath of God!
All true trophies of the ages
Are from mother-love impearled,
For the hand that rocks the cradle
Is the hand that rules the world.”

The rush to de-gender pregnancy is robbing women of what is a transformational and fleeting season in their lives, the creation and nurturing of life itself.

In January, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s Democratic majority erased the words “father, mother, son, daughter, brother, sister” and other terms that were not considered sufficiently “gender-inclusive” from the House rules. Those terms have been replaced with “parent, child, sibling, parent’s sibling.” That’s right: There’s no more sister and brother or aunt and uncle. No more mom or dad.

To all mothers, happy Mothers Day from Must Read America. You are so very special and treasured. You are the hand that rocks the cradle, with unique abilities that shall not be denied. It’s time to start fighting back and reclaim your rightful place as mothers. Don’t let the Left take away what is amazing, important, and God-given.

Suzanne Downing writes for Must Read Alaska, Must Read America, and NewsMax.

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Suzanne Downing had careers in business and journalism before serving as the Director of Faith and Community-based Initiatives for Florida Gov. Jeb Bush and returning to Alaska to serve as speechwriter for Gov. Sean Parnell. Born on the Oregon coast, she moved to Alaska in 1969.

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  • I am wondering what will be the Alaskan Native indigenous activists response to removing women and mother terms. What will MMIW&G be changed to? MMIPeople? Hahaha. How will Alaska Natives change how they view women and grandmothers especially those cultures like Tlingit,Haida, Tshimpshian where the childen lineage follows the mother’s side. Who will the children follow now that their mothers are being cancelled.
    These crazy people are going to mess all the order up. Hahaha

  • make sure our Senior Senator gets a copy of William Ross Wallace’s poem as a long list of her friends at those merchants of death at Planned Parenthood.

  • Shades of “Brave New World”, “1984”, and “Animal Farm” – I’d much rather the deeds (and thoughts) of the world were shown in their true Light. This is the devil’s work… Speaking of the Antichrist, Daniel prophecies, “He will speak against the Most High and oppress His saints and try to change the set times and laws. The saints will be handed over to him for a time, times, and a half a time.” (Dan.7:25) As we see these things approaching: don’t give up hope; don’t take the mark. The transgenders want us to accept them as truly female (their chromosomes can’t change…) and they want us to think that they can bear children, nurse babies, and even menstruate – since that is the only thing separating trans from true females, in their wildest fantasies (I have heard one say these things). So the forced language changes, while disgusting and stupid, are not surprising.
    On another note – Suzanne, you are truly a gem, please don’t forget Alaska in the expansion of your creative output. We need you. Thanks.

  • The purpose of coupling is procreation, which takes both sexes. The purpose of family is nurturing, which is best done by a mother and father. Denying these things is unnatural and can only lead to complete destruction of our society and our civilization. Of course, that IS the progressive goal laid out by LBJ and The Great Society.

  • Under Citizens United corporations became persons … and under re-labeling, real persons have become gender-less things.
    We’re not even “half” of a person now, like the blacks were at one time. They were at least half of a person then, untl they were restored to a full person. Now everyone isn’t even a half person, just gender-less things.
    We are things, not persons. We have become Borg………………….

  • Those of us who live ‘everyday’ lives and pay for these jokers need to stand up to them.
    Why, when they say ‘jump’ do we ask ‘how high’. They will push this until we will not be able to speak at all. They are prize nutters who cannot be allowed to walk over us, rise up now and don’t accept it.

  • The issue surrounding the blatant attempt to redefine sex, gender, mother, father, etc. by liberals always reminds me of the movie “My Cousin Vinny” quote: “Perhaps the laws of physics cease to exist on your stove! Were these magic grits? Did you buy them from the same guy who sold Jack his beanstalk beans?”

    Perhaps the laws of biology cease to exist to the woke liberal mob! I thought the democrats where the party of “science!” Your mother is the woman who gave birth to you. It is only possible for a person to be pregnant and give birth to another human if they have a uterus. Men do not have uterus. At least not yet.

  • Happy Mother’s Day to ALL mothers–birth mothers, adoptive mothers, foster mothers, and grandmothers. It takes mothers and fathers to raise a child, not a village.

  • Happy mothers day!!!
    To the true believers

  • I bow down to All MOTHERS, they deserve are whole attention and respect
    Real women Rock.

  • “Necromongers, religious fanatics who seek to convert all human life and kill those who refuse.”
    The Chronicles of Riddick – 2004 (Vin Diesel)

  • I am a mother of daughters. I am also a radical feminist and lawyer. I speak out against gender identity ideology in my country of Australia.

    It is not “feminist lawyers” who are pushing this. It is men from the progressive left who are getting a thrill with erasing women, it’s trans-rights activists who hate women and want to appropriate womanhood for their fetishes, and it’s deluded Handmaids – who are not feminists by any stretch of the imagination because any movements that centre’s male is not, by definition, feminist – who cater to the demands of men and trans ideologists.

    This issue runs far deeper than “feminist lawyers”. There is serious money behind capturing legislation, policy and the minds of our children.

  • Happy Mother’s Day too all!
    And there are many forms of mothers!

    Kisses

  • But this Cori Bush calls herself a congressWOMAN. Too bad we don’t have a World’s Stupidest Person Day. We could all send her a congratulatory card.

  • I am so saddened by those of “government status” who continue to impart this societal pressure to constantly demean ANY class of our human race: gender, race, age, financial status, marital status, and the list goes on. This specific “change” to a well-deserved day for mothers is just ridiculous. How hypocritical to claim this change is being made to lessen discrimination against those not born female, when it now blatantly discriminates against those mothers who did not give birth themselves. This now excludes mothers who have adopted children, mothers who used a surrogate, mothers of only angel babies, mothers who foster, step-mothers, and I’m sure more scenarios exist. As a woman who has endured 6 miscarriages and is unable to ‘birth’ my own children, and also as a step mother of 3 beautiful children, I am proud to speak out and PRAISE THE HELL out of ALL MOTHERS, especially those of us who are now being viewed as less than. Happy Mothers Day, Mamas.
    -Claire

  • My placenta equipped human enjoyed the mass that existed her 12 years ago on this birthing day.
    I was thankful for giving us this loving glob that frustrates and excites us daily. In all seriousness I wish all Mothers a happy day.

  • My country that I honorably served is going to —. It sickens me to witness the devaluation of women. I have, in my life extraordinary women; my mom, wife and daughter-in-law. These three women are pivotal in the mens’ lives they’re part of and I’m proud to be in theirs. I loathe the progressive left.

  • It’s best to just ignore these kind of things. It doesn’t matter if they want to change the names of gender or be an activist with bro lives matter. If we simply shrug these kind of things off as some radical groups attempt to make themselves whole, they become less legitimate. Perhaps even just a fad. The more attention that you give them is exactly what they want. It makes them feel bona fide. Bro lives matter act like they want to take over the country when they only represent 13% of the population. To simply ignore them is the same as swatting a mosquito that lands on your arm. It’s the same thing with all these other people from good bar boy running for Anchorage mayor or any of the other wackos. If they happen to own a company then by all means boycott that company otherwise simply ignore the white noise in the background.

  • Wait till they come for you because of what you might do.

  • Many vainly try to defend the status of women by ironically diminishing it with their misguided ideology. They may see politicians, military and religious leaders, scientists, inventors, professors, etc as the most important of occupations. In reality, all occupations, no matter how exclusive or common, exist only to support the most important of all—motherhood. Interestingly, this most important of human occupations is perhaps the most common (with fatherhood). However, we must realize the purpose of all humanity is to glorify God Himself, the author of all life, who has chosen to bring said life into the world through motherhood. What is more important than giving life?

  • One of the latest attempts at canceling culture was made aware to me just yesterday. It was John Wayne weekend and I was watching El Dorado and the sands of Iwo Jima. In El Dorado, they canceled out the dialogue where James caan puts that little planter on his head and the blanket around his shoulders and hunches down and kind of shuffles his feet over to the door acting like he’s a Chinaman doing muttering mumbo jumbo talk and when he gets close to the bad guy he’s able to knock the bad guy out with one swing and he says “So Solly.” Apparently making fun of an old wives tale that China people can’t pronounce their r’s. In the sands of evil Jima, John Wayne’s dialogue is canceled out referring to the Japanese as nips and Japs. Apparently during times of war, and this movie was made just 4 years after the end of world war II, we can’t refer to the bad guys as nips are Japs using slang dialogue. Gone are the days of Kraught, Gerry’s, skinnys, rags and others used to describe the people who are trying to kill us. So much for freedom of speech and if these movies offend the watchers, they have the option to simply turn the channel. Just makes me want to buy another Confederate flag.

  • The arguments of the people of whom you write, Suzanne, all end at the same oximoronic place: “It is absolutely true, that there is no truth”*
    * an observation from Mr. Del Tackett.

  • Attorneys who have mammary glands and vaginas on their bodies appear to lack brains. But then, as attorneys, that’s being redundant………

  • Suzanne, your last line, “Don’t let the Left take away what is amazing, important, and God-given.”….is a perfect summation of your well written article, and a call to arms.
    Yes, let us not let the Left continue on their war against our society and all that is well and good.
    Thank you for all that you do, Suzanne, and Happy Mother’s Day to you and all the mothers who frequent you excellent site….

  • It is time Conservative stand up to this daily bull of oversensitivity. God created two genders Male and Female.

  • These people are truly psychotic!

  • This is another fad who cares Long live Mothers Dsy and long live Fathers Day

  • This is another fad who cares Long live Mothers and Fathers Day

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