CLEAN UP ON AISLE 1: WOMEN’S DEPARTMENT
A bulletin published by the Alaska Division of Epidemiology that described the rise of congenital syphilis in Alaska has been quietly edited to reflect that those who are pregnant are mothers and no longer referred to as the generic and ambiguous “pregnant persons.”
The version published earlier had avoided the term “women” and used the politically gendered jargon “pregnant persons” when referring to expectant mothers.
The Dunleavy Administration took quick action, however, upon learning of the troubling terminology from the Division of Epidemiology:”Pregnant persons” is typically used in this era to describe transgenders who are pregnant, or used to describe all expectant mothers in a way that doesn’t exclude or hurt the feelings of transgenders who are confused about their genetic disposition or reproductive gear.
By Wednesday, the bulletin terminology had been cleaned up and is more scientifically correct. In Alaska, the women are strong, the men are good looking and mothers are, well, female. The bulletin can be viewed at this link.