Bigoted British MP Philip Davies mocks brave British Medical Association initiative to discourage doctor’s trans-phobic hate speech such as ‘”expectant mothers” and “biologically male or female”.
In a welcome and somewhat overdue step the British Medical Association recently published an internal staff guidance to its 160,000 members highlighting common phrases that should be avoided for fear of causing offence. These include:
|Offensive Term||New Correct Term||Justification|
|Expectant Mothers||Pregnant people||Potentially offensive to transgender people.|
|The Elderly||Older people||Potentially offensive to age challenged people.|
|Disabled Lifts||Accessible Lifts||Potentially offensive to differently abled people.|
|Biologically male or female||Assigned male or female||Gender studies scientists have established that sex is a social construct.|
|Born Man / Born Woman||Assigned male or female||Reductive and over-simplify a complex subject.|
|Mankind||Humanity||It is not good practice to use masculine nouns.|
|“Prof”, “Dr”, “Mr”, “Mrs” or “Miss”||Randomize||Should not be put in a particular order on forms to avoid a perceived hierarchy.|
|Spastic||Person with cerebral palsy||Term has become a school-yard insult.|
|Brexiteer||Spastic||Term has become a school-yard insult.|
|Mongol||Person with Down’s syndrome||Term has become a school-yard insult.|
|Mogul||A steam locomotive of 2-6-0 wheel arrangement.||Disambiguation.|
The British Medical Association (BMA) go on to clarify “Gender inequality is reflected in traditional ideas about the roles of women and men. Though they have shifted over time, the assumptions and stereotypes that underpin those ideas are often deeply-rooted.”
“A large majority of people that have been pregnant or have given birth identify as women. We can include intersex men and transmen who may get pregnant by saying ‘pregnant people’ instead of ‘expectant mothers’.”
An attitude which any caring person would applaud, and yet regressive conservative MP Philip Davies described the guidance as “completely ridiculous”, which is offensive, he went on to add “If you can’t call a pregnant woman an expectant mother, then what is the world coming to?”
Archaic Michael Nazir-Ali, the former Bishop of Rochester, when on to bemoan in a national newspaper: “I think it is sad that society is being pushed in this direction. God has made us man and woman, and mothers relate to their children in different ways than fathers. This ruling will confuse people about the vital role of mothers in bringing up their children.”
Not wanting to be left out the Roman Catholic Bishop of Portsmouth, the Right Reverend Philip Elam, warned it would cause “great confusion and harm”, a subject the Catholic Church can speak authoritatively upon. He went on to say”It is Orwellian, isn’t it? Another example of people trying to control our thoughts and the way we speak.” (reference to the child of colonial oppression George Orwell).
However some sane voices can be heard, Heather Ashton, from the transgender support group TG Pals, said: “We know that biological females are the pregnant ones but trans people are parents too, and this is massive step forward to prevent discrimination against them. The fact that the terminology is changing can only be a positive thing for everyone who wants to be a parent and has the right to be a parent.”
We wholeheartedly applaud Heathers views.
Forewarned is forearmed, Philip Davies, MP. Please do not vote for this bigoted white man.
‘A safe space for Black CSLA students …’
California State University Los Angeles recently rolled out segregated housing for black students.
The arrangement comes roughly nine months after the university’s Black Student Union issued a set of demands in response to what its members contend are frequent “racist attacks” on campus, such as “racially insensitive remarks” and “microaggressions” by professors and students. One demand was for a “CSLA housing space delegated for Black students.”
“[It] would provide a cheaper alternative housing solution for Black students. This space would also serve as a safe space for Black CSLA students to congregate, connect, and learn from each other,” the demand letter stated.
The newly debuted Halisi Scholars Black Living-Learning Community “focuses on academic excellence and learning experiences that are inclusive and non-discriminatory,”
Some of the demands issued by CSLA’s Black Student Union include a $30 million dollar scholarship endowment to assist black students, a new anti-discrimination policy and cultural competency course for faculty and students, the College Fix reported.
“It’s that time of the year again. It is the season of goodwill. If you haven’t already noticed, Christmas is only ever beneficial for white people. White people have somehow managed to hijack Christmas and turn it into some sort of Eurocentric phenomenon.Everyone else has just followed in their footsteps. The black community is going through some real shit, we genuinely don’t have time to be celebrating this demonic European holiday. It’s about time that the black community boycotted Christmas for good!”
From our sahibu at mubzonline, read more here.
Paraphrasing from our sahibu mubzonline, here are the 6 reasons why it’s OK to generalise white people when it comes to racism:
1: As much as they try to deny it, every white person is inherently racist.
2: White people do not do enough to combat racism.
3: White people lack of sympathy for black struggle.
4: White people are in denial about their racism.
5: White people who attend a Black Lives Matter rally always have a hidden agenda, some try to incite more police violence towards black people.
6: White people have all the power to perpetuate racial generalizations through white media.
School of Political Science:
Well thought out piece in the Guardian today by Paul Mason perfectly sums up the schools our view of the US election. To quote selectively.
Drumpf has won the presidency – not because of the “white working class”, but because millions of middle-class and educated US citizens reached into their soul and found there, after all its conceits were stripped away, a grinning white supremacist. Plus untapped reserves of misogyny.
It was ultimately Hillary Clinton’s gender – that was too much for some male voters, college-educated or not.
As to ethnicity and migration, the dynamics of what drove Drumpf to power are pretty simple once you understand the right’s genius for subtext. Every time he said, “We’ll build a wall to stop Mexicans”, people understood the unstated second clause: and we’ll reimpose segregation on black America. The first victims of the now-unleashed fury of white supremacism will be those heroic, thoughtful black college graduates who’ve made Black lives Matter a household phrase.
It will not be hard for a common story to emerge that puts the defence of global interconnection, racial tolerance and gender equality at its heart.
But we have to tell it convincingly. And to do so Democrats in America must find the courage to learn what British Labour – in a huge and unfinished effort – has learned. Stop putting discredited representatives of the elite at the top of the ballot paper.