Sunday is Mother’s Day.
It’s one of my favorite days of the year. I get showered with love and gifts, I don’t have to cook, and all day I am reminded that it is my day.
Because I am a mother.
And guess what? I think I deserve it.
I chose to be a mother and it’s one of the hardest and most rewarding jobs in the world.
A blessing, if there ever was one.
But apparently, now Dems want to reduce my title.
They don’t think I should be called, “mother.”
No, because according to them, I just provided a service.
Like your mail-person or your salesperson, according to the Dems, I am now a “birthing person. ”
And so is your mom.
Now, you would say, no way, not mothers!
Everybody has a mother. They wouldn’t touch that, right?
Well, check out Rep. Cori Bush as she refers to herself and all other mothers as “birthing persons.”
Every day, Black birthing people and our babies die because our doctors don’t believe our pain. My children almost became a statistic. I almost became a statistic.
I testified about my experience @OversightDems today.
Hear us. Believe us. Because for so long, nobody has. pic.twitter.com/rExrMXzsSQ
— Congresswoman Cori Bush (@RepCori) May 6, 2021
Thankfully there still seem to be some people who think the words, “birthing people” are not just ridiculous but insulting.
According to Fox News:
The remark set off a fierce reaction on social media. Critics chastised Bush for reducing women to a “function” with her use of the term.
“This is s—,” Washington Examiner columnist Tim Carney wrote. “They’re called mothers. Calling them “birthing people” is reducing them to a function–making them not human. That’s what’s at the heart of this whole gender ideology. Reduce us to atomized autonomous individuals without a role or connection.”
Daily Wire writer Emily Zanotti called the term “absolutely insulting” and “almost unimaginable.”
“Eff off with that nonsense,” she wrote.
Washington Examiner writer Becket Adams said “referring to Black mothers collectively as “black birthing people” undermines their inherent dignity and humanity, which is the opposite of the congresswoman’s stated goal.”
On Twitter many people found the use of this word disgusting and degrading:
'Birthing people' is possibly the most degrading, humiliating, misogynistic phrase to dehumanize women ever invented.
— Chad Felix Greene (@chadfelixg) May 6, 2021
These people really want to remove all of the beauty and truth from the world. Leftism is a scourge. It is poison. It makes everything ugly and dull and weird. I hate it with all my soul. https://t.co/guhGSh17ya
— Matt Walsh (@MattWalshBlog) May 6, 2021
Birthing People? I’m empathetic to your painful & unfairly traumatic experience @CoriBush but why are you smearing bio-women to virtue signal to trans women? Why can’t we rise together? Your language is creepy. You are gaslighting. What you are doing is dangerous. #DemCult https://t.co/htTMTJQwZO
— Rose McGowan (@rosemcgowan) May 6, 2021
Although, of course, some Dems found a way to defend even this:
When we talk about birthing people, we're being inclusive. It's that simple.
We use gender neutral language when talking about pregnancy, because it's not just cis-gender women that can get pregnant and give birth. Reproductive freedom is for *every* body. https://t.co/9E9qKRMJTu
— NARAL (@NARAL) May 6, 2021
An article in Must Read Alaska explains how this is not one isolated instance of the government erasing the role of women in society:
She’s not the only one doing it. The thought leaders of the Left and policymakers at the highest level of government are erasing women and girls.
The CDC now refers in its literature to “People who are pregnant” and “People who are breastfeeding,” rather than women or females.
For inexplicable reasons, the agency that is tasked with interpreting science into policy now writes over women’s very chromosomes by reporting, “Pregnant people with COVID-19 are at an increased risk for severe illness from COVID-19.”
Where did this accepted of gender denial science come from? Feminist lawyers.
The gestation of a child, the morning sickness, the physical demands of advanced pregnancy, the labor of giving birth, and postpartum up-and-down experiences, and nursing a baby have made being a woman inconvenient in the field of employment law. Attorneys and feminists are positing that it is time to “de-gender pregnancy,” to reduce the frequency of workplace discrimination.
If everyone is a “people,” then pregnancy is something that might happen to any of them, the attorneys would have us believe.
… The rush to de-gender pregnancy is robbing women of what is a transformational and fleeting season in their lives, the creation and nurturing of life itself.
In January, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s Democratic majority erased the words “father, mother, son, daughter, brother, sister” and other terms that were not considered sufficiently “gender-inclusive” from the House rules. Those terms have been replaced with “parent, child, sibling, parent’s sibling.” That’s right: There’s no more sister and brother or aunt and uncle. No more mom or dad.
Well, I don’t know about you, but I don’t care what Corey Bush, Nancy Pelosi, or any of the Dems want to call me.
I know who I am.
I’m a mom.
And I am grateful to have a wonderful woman whom I call, Mom.
So while I acknowledge the importance and value of all other types of mothers: adopted, foster, aunts, and grandmoms who step into the role, it does not take away from who I am or the gift God has given me.
And I refuse to let my calling be reduced to a “function.”
So Happy Mother’s Day to all the wonderful moms out there, including my own.
You are so much more than a “birthing person.”