Falling in line with perhaps what is bound to become the latest growing trend in higher education institutions, the University of Pittsburgh official website published a post calling women “birthing people.”
UPitt published on its official website a post about the research of Dara Mendez — a public health professor who applies “Black Feminist Theory” and “Critical Race Theory” to her work. The post detailed her research into the experiences of Black mothers in giving birth and raising children.
The publication used the term “birthing people” to delineate between women and supposed non-women who give birth.
The post states, “The numbers are grim: The maternal mortality rate in the U.S. has been climbing over the past three and a half decades, and that rate is higher among Black women and birthing people than in other racial groups with 40 deaths per 100,000, compared to 12.4 per 100,000 in their White counterparts.”
Unfortunately, the University of Pittsburgh isn’t the only educational institution to adopt this new woke language. As Campus Reform points out, Harvard Medical School’s Twitter account referred to women as “birthing people” and claimed that not everyone who gives birth is a woman.
“Globally, ethnic minority pregnant and birthing people suffer worse outcomes and experiences during and after pregnancy and childbirth. These inequities have been further highlighted by #COVID19,” reads the Tweet about a panel discussion on “maternal justice.”
In a follow-up tweet, the elite medical school wrote
“The webinar panelists used the term “birthing person” to include those who identify as non-binary or transgender because not all who give birth identify as ‘women’ or ‘girls.’ We understand the reactions to this terminology and in no way meant for it to erase or dehumanize women.”
The webinar panelists used the term "birthing person" to include those who identify as non-binary or transgender because not all who give birth identify as "women" or "girls." We understand the reactions to this terminology and in no way meant for it to erase or dehumanize women.
— Harvard Med Postgraduate and Continuing Education (@HMSPostgradCE) November 9, 2020
Three GOP Congressmen Voted to Pass the Democrats’ Radical “Equality Act”
Three House Republicans voted with Democrats to pass the radical Equality Act in the House of Representatives yesterday.
The three lawmakers who voted for the bill were Reps. Tom Reed (R-N.Y.), John Katko (R-N.Y.), and Brian Fitzpatrick, (R-PA). They joined over 200 Democrats in support of the legislation, with the bill passing in a 224-206 vote.
The legislation, as Charlie Kirk describes it, is “one of the most dangerous bills written in the last 100 years.”
3 "Republicans" voted for Joe Biden's "Equality" Act—one of the most dangerous bills written in the last 100 years.
Leave the party.
— Charlie Kirk (@charliekirk11) February 26, 2021
Breitbart recently outlined some of the most egregious aspects of the bill:
1. The bill would end the federal legal recognition of complementary male and female sex in favor gender identity.
2. The bill would eliminate the traditional right to privacy of women and girls in public facilities, in favor, instead, of gender identity.
3. The Equality Act would eviscerate women’s and girls’ sports.
4. The Equality Act would be used to mandate school curricula that affirm and promote sexual orientation and gender identity views.
5. The Equality Act would be used to remove custody rights from parents who refuse to have their minor children undergo transgender medical interventions and procedures.
6. Since the Equality Act exempts itself from the Religious Freedom Restoration Act, religious schools, hospitals, and adoption agencies could face federal sanctions for upholding their teachings with regard to life, sexuality, and marriage under the legislation.
7. The Equality Act’s text that names a form of “discrimination on the basis of pregnancy” would be used to punish healthcare providers who refuse to perform an abortion or to outlaw policies that ban funding for the procedure.
Rep. Katko released a statement on his support of the bill, writing, “Today, I once again supported passage of the Equality Act, a bill that creates a uniform federal standard for preventing discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity.
“We stand firmly against discrimination in any form. Throughout my tenure in Congress, we have fought to ensure all are treated fairly before the law, regardless of their gender or sexual orientation.”
The bill is now headed to the Senate where it is likely to be blocked by Republicans as it will need a “filibuster-proof 60 votes to pass.” This means at least 10 Republicans need to support the legislation, which is improbable.
CA Bill Would Fine Stores $1,000 if they Have Separate “Boys” and “Girls” Sections
The latest woke legislation out of California would force large retailers to eliminate sections for “boys” and “girls” in their stores or face $1,000 fines.
The law would apply to stores with 500 or more employees would also ban any signs that indicate items are for boys or girls.
The New York Post reports:
The proposal would require stores with 500 or more employees to maintain “undivided areas of its sales floor” for childcare items, kids clothes and toys, “regardless of whether an item has traditionally been marketed for either girls or for boys,” according to the legislation….
Online, any California-based businesses selling childcare items, children’s clothing or toys, would have to “dedicate a section of the internet website to the sale of those items and articles that is titled, at the discretion of the retailer, ‘kids,’ ‘unisex,’ or ‘gender neutral.’”, the bill states.
The bill is coauthored by the chairman of the CA Legislative LGBT Caucus, Evan Low and the chairwoman of the CA Legislative Women’s Caucus, Cristina Garcia.
Low told the Sacramento Bee, “As much as I’d like to think of this as watershed legislation, this is something the industry is already doing. We’re just trying to play catch up,” he said.
Low said the law is important as children return to school after COVID lockdowns, providing them with a positive experience without any stigma.
“He likened the bill to several new California laws that prohibit retailers from marking up items marketed to women, mandating that corporations appoint women to their boards of directors and establishing gender-neutral bathrooms,” reports the Sacramento Bee.
“That’s our agenda, those are our California values and that’s our agenda,” Low said.