UK government says the term “pregnant woman” should not be used in UN treaty because it “excludes” transgender people

The UK government says the term “pregnant woman” should not be used in a UN treaty because it “excludes” transgender people.

Feminists reacted with outrage to what they said was the latest example of “making women unmentionable” in the name of transgender equality.

The statement comes in Britain’s official submission on proposed amendments to the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, to which the UK has been a signatory since 1976. The UN treaty says a “pregnant woman” must be protected, including not being subject to the death penalty.

Yet in the British Foreign and Commonwealth Office submission, Britain opposes the term “pregnant woman” because it may “exclude transgender people who have given birth”. The suggested term is “pregnant people”

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  • canminuteman

    This is what happens when everyone failed biology 101.

    • Progressive fantasy on the world stage.

      The OIC has to be laughing its ass off at this Western liberal intellectual hog wash.

    • Thank you.

  • simus1

    At the height of the British Empire the Colonial Office employed about 200 people.
    Today it is part of a F&CO employing about 14,000 or so.

    –www.nao.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/Foreign-Commonwealth-Office-short-guide1.pdf

    • My God.

    • So, did the loss of the Empire cause the huge increase in bureaucrats, or did the huge increase in bureaucrats cause the loss of the Empire?

      • Maggat

        My money, option two.

    • I seem to recall seeing a fascinating comparison of the number of words in a minor sub-paragraph of an EU diktat on curved bananas, and the Ten Commandments. I think the whole diktat may even have exceeded the length of The Bible.

  • Millie_Woods

    The only group excluded from public life in Britain is normal people.

  • Norman_In_New_York

    More evidence that the British government is stuck on stupid.

  • bargogx1

    The most shocking thing about this is “Feminists reacted with outrage”.

  • BillyHW

    You realize it’s feminists driving this whole transgender insanity.

  • Alain

    So I guess now in the UK a guy can have bun in the oven.

  • Maggat

    After reading that I had a pregnant pause.

  • Rose215

    The culture is being systematically destroyed.