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British Medical Association: Using ‘Expectant Mother’ Could Offend Transgender People (Updated)

British Medical Association: Using ‘Expectant Mother’ Could Offend Transgender People (Updated)

Science is hard!!

You have got to be kidding me. The British Medical Association (BMA) has told people to stop calling pregnant people expectant mothers because it could offend transgender people. Instead, call those females “pregnant people.” From The Telegraph:

On pregnancy and maternity, it says: “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.”

It adds: “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’.”

HOW DO I SCIENCE?! It’s actually pretty easy. ONLY FEMALES CAN GET PREGNANT. It doesn’t matter if you identify as a male or had an operation to give you breasts and feminine features.

This is a FACT: A vagina and breasts do NOT make you female. Your chromosomal makeup makes you a female. If you can get pregnant you are a FEMALE. You are an EXPECTANT MOTHER. It doesn’t matter how you identify yourself. You cannot change science!

Like in this case:

It recently emerged that a Briton who was born a girl but wants to become a man has put surgery on hold in order to have a baby.

Hayden Cross, 20, is legally male and had hormone treatment but not yet had sex-change surgery.

There are no other known cases of a transitioning person becoming pregnant in the UK.

Guess what Hayden. You’re a FEMALE. Even after surgery you’re STILL a female because as far as I know all the operations and hormones in the world cannot change your chromosomes. Once you become pregnant, you are an EXPECTANT MOTHER.

Oh, the ridiculousness doesn’t stop there. Someone find all these snowflakes a freaking safe place, please:

“The elderly” should be referred to as “older people”, “disabled lifts” called “accessible lifts” and someone who is “biologically male or female” should be called “assigned male or female”.

ASSIGNED? SERIOUSLY?! Wait, it gets better:

Elsewhere, staff are told to substitute the words “surname” or “last name” for “family name”.

“Mankind” and “manpower” should be avoided because it is “not good practice” to use a “masculine noun”, instead swapped for “humanity” and “personnel”, and listing prefixes for names such as “Prof”, “Dr”, “Mr”, “Mrs” or “Miss” should not be put in a particular order on forms to avoid a “perceived hierarchy”.

The document, which was published last year, also underlines guidance on language that has long been considered offensive, suggesting staff do not refer to people as being “spastic” or “mongol” but that they should be called a “person with cerebral palsy” or “person with Down’s syndrome”.

I have NO words. The BMA has pushed away science for political correctness. How asinine. The introduction states that the new guidelines uses “language that shows respect for and sensitivity towards everyone.” These new words have become BMA’s “contribution towards the celebration of diversity!”

No, your language has denied science. The BMA has only contributed to the dumbing down of society.

Update:

We received the following correspondence from a third party who’d probed this story further. The BMA writes:

The story in the Daily Telegraph is deliberately misleading as is the story in the Daily Mail. We did tell the Daily Mail this before they printed the story .

The story claims the BMA has issued guidance to doctors on what language to use to describe pregnant patients, claiming doctors have been advised not to use the term “expectant mothers” as it might offend transgender patients.

This story is wholly inaccurate, the document and “introduction” they refer to related to a guide for BMA staff and representatives aimed at promoting an inclusive workplace at the BMA. It is not “official guidance” and has not been issued to doctors.

This was our public comment:

A BMA spokesperson said:

“This is a guide for BMA staff and representatives aimed at promoting an inclusive workplace at the BMA, it is not workplace guidance for doctors which is clear from the fact it does not refer to patients.”

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This concept of “assigned at birth” is probably one of the dumbest things to come out of the PC culture. One’s sex is purely chance – it depends on which sperm makes it through the receiving cell barrier. And it is in EVERY cell of the human body.

They’ll just have to use the phrase I used when my wife was pregnant: Radiant Being

(It was a miracle I survived)

It appears the acronym BMA now stands for Befuddled Moron’s Association! The only thing in their PC screed that has any validity at all is the suggestion to use surname instead of family name as surname is defined as “A name shared in common to identify the members of a family, as distinguished from each member’s given name; also called family name.” In other words, they are semantically identical!

As to the rest, they have left not only science but common sense behind with this redefining of scientific reality. As Mary points out, only a female can get pregnant and chromosomes control that “gender assignment”; no amount of linguistic gymnastics can change that and it is unaffected by any surgery known to actual medical personnel.

I wonder if Orwell would be surprised to find that Newspeak has become a reality.

“Accessible lifts” is my favourite. Inaccessible lifts are no good to anyone, disabled or not.

SoCA Conservative Mom | January 31, 2017 at 3:25 pm

Expectant person is expecting special treatment.

I don’t care what “gender” you identify with on any given day, if you’re pregnant, your sex is female pure and simple. And the female parent of a child is called a “mother.”

They will never get me to subscribe to their absurd nomenclature, I don’t care who gets offended. Heck, I still call illegal aliens “illegal aliens.”

buckeyeminuteman | January 31, 2017 at 3:31 pm

The part of “science” thinks the male anus is a sex organ and pregnant females may not necessarily be female. I would say “God, please help us” but I’m not so sure we deserve it anymore. Can we as a society please put a stop to this madness???

The decline and fall of the west.

Sometimes I’m very afraid that we’re living it.

So now they can’t use “father to be” as well?

apparently they think “surname” is spelled incorrectly, and that it should be “sirname”.

Sir, clearly, is PATRIARCHAL.

Which could be construed as……….evil!

When a pregnant man shows up in a clinic then and only then…………………….

There are rare “intersex” presentations of indeterminate sex at birth and testicular feminization where the male (XY) has no testosterone receptors and looks female (actually “more” female since to receptors)… but these are fetal issues… not between the ears mental issues….

Can I guess the real issues for transgender only dress code issues and bathrooms??? Really… wanting to “act out” being the other sex in public is what we are really talking about?

AS I have previously stated – every person suffering with the so-called transgender mental illness is suffering from severe mental illness.
Unfortunately, the vast majority of “transgender” individuals are likely to have been misdiagnosed with the “de jour” mental illness of of the day. these people are getting their body parts mutulated based on false diagnosis.

You want to see a woman go ballistic? Ask “when are you due?” to one who is just overweight..

    MadisonS in reply to profshadow. | February 1, 2017 at 1:59 pm

    A few decades ago, I had one of those foot-meet-mouth moments. One of my condo complex neighbors, whom I did not know very well at all, mentioned to me while passing by each other that she was expecting. She was also seriously overweight. My first response was to ask when did you find out. She then informed me she was in her eighth month. Stumbling over my own words trying to redeem myself I blurted out to her something like that I had no idea because she never showed. A cold icy stare ensued.

From a “medical” association no less…

Are there no doctors in Britain to stand up to this nonsense?

    If they stand up to this insanity, then they will be officially reprimanded and then sent to diversity training as further punishment – this is what was done to the social worker in Rotherham who first identified the organized abuse of children back in 2003.

951 years of history– and science,
right down the tubes.

Transgender people offend the expectant mother. Now what the hell do we do?

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