You just couldn’t make this stuff up.
It was funny enough in May when Rep. Cori Bush was testifying in Congress and referred to people who give birth as “birthing people” rather than mothers. According to Bush, ‘mother’ is a term of gender discrimination (and no doubt, someone was triggered and had to go to their ‘safe place’ when they heard ‘mother’ being used).
But the new ‘crazy virus’ seems to be spreading.
The Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine, an international organization of physicians that works promoting, and supporting breastfeeding, recently published new guidelines encouraging the use of “gender-inclusive language”. They suggest that we no longer use the term “breastfeeding” but use “chestfeeding” or “lactating person” because….well, they say in their document that the updated terminology is an attempt to rectify potentially dangerous discriminatory behavior against “vulnerable populations.”
Well, so much for doctors following science. And oddly, they have not yet changed the name of their organization. Hmmm…