UN Tells Social Media to Call Girlfriends “Partners” and Businessmen “Representatives”

(FreedomJournal.org)- While the world tackles a global pandemic that hasn’t posed this much of a risk since, well, the last time China let a virus out of its border, the United Nations is telling the world to stop using gendered language. In the same week that the World Health Organization holds its annual conference (albeit online) to discuss the global response to the virus, social media users were told by the United Nations Twitter account to stop being mean old sexists.

“What you say matters,” the tweet reads. “Help create a more equal world by using gender-neutral language if you’re unsure about someone’s gender or are referring to a group.”

The tweet then offers a list of alternative words to use in place of words that you didn’t even know were considered “problematic” these days. According to the United Nations, we should no longer be using terms like congressman, policeman, salesman, or manpower. They’re all too…manly.

Interestingly, you can’t even use the terms husband or wife and should instead use the gender-neutral term “partner.” The move is an effort to replace perceived masculine bias in the English language, but is also part of a wider push to remove the importance or significance of gender entirely. If it wasn’t, they’d tell us we are still allowed to use terms like husband and wife.

As a side note, this publication will now use the term “congressman” wherever possible and avoid using “legislator” unless referring to several congressmen and women.

The tweet received a great deal of criticism online from conservatives. Young Americans for Freedom, a popular conservative organization for young people, drew attention to the fact that on the tweet was made on the same day that Venezuela won a seat on the Human Rights Council, despite not upholding the “highest standards” on rights which is required to be on the council.

“Kick Venezuela off of the UN Human Rights Council and then we can talk about politically correct nonsense,” the account said.

Whether it’s telling the truth about the coronavirus or telling us how to speak, the United Nations keeps giving us reasons to dislike it.