The left’s gender ideology is insane and nonsensical. For that reason, even the people who make the idiotic rules can’t comply.
Case in point, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) publically fell flat on her face by violating her own ridiculous proposed rules against using gendered language on the floor Wednesday. “I stand before you as a wife, a mother, a grandmother, a daughter,” she said during the debate over the latest impeachment effort against President Donald Trump.
Previously, Pelosi and her party presented a resolution to strike any kind of gendered language from the chamber in the new rules for the 117th Congress. For instance, instead of “mother” or “father,” the preference would be for “parent,” while a “sister” or “brother” should be called “sibling.” Also, titles such as “chairman” would be changed to “chair” for a neutral approach.
Almost immediately, these rules were skewered by conservatives who poked fun at the absurdity of it. “This is stupid. Signed, A father, son, and brother,” House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) tweeted.
This obsession with banishing gender drove Rep. Emanuel Cleaver (D-MO) to close a prayer on the floor with “Amen and a-woman.” Besides being embarrassingly pandering, it was completely nonsensical. As Daily Wire host Ben Shapiro pointed out in his Jan. 4 podcast, the root of the word “has literally nothing to do with gender,” and actually comes through from Hebrew. Shapiro ridiculed Cleaver for his ignorance and the ridiculousness in pursuit of political correctness, calling it “the stupidest thing that I have heard in all my life.”
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These nitpicky lingual prohibitions are meant for inclusivity but are often clunky and unnatural. For Pelosi, she had to break her own rules during her rant that was simply political theater disguised as political action in the latest impeachment against Trump.
After the attack on the U.S. Capitol last week, Democrats have been singularly-focused on publicly punishing Trump. While it was true that the altercation involved a group of his supporters, Trump never ordered it or even condoned their actions. Regardless of the facts, Pelosi and the left have run with the narrative that he incited the attack and have used it to destroy the president in the waning days of his administration.
The speaker used the verboten gendered language because it’s how regular people speak and because it made her plea seem more human and impassioned. The insane rules about language the left have created are all for show and make no sense in light of reality — just like the impeachment she was there to push.