“removes references to gender, as appropriate, to ensure we are inclusive of all Members, Delegates, Resident Commissioners and their families”
Small businesses across the country are still shut down. People are struggling to pay rent and bills. But fear not, America. The House of Representatives is on the job, tackling the important issues.
They are proposing to end the use of gendered language. That should help, right?
Kaylee Greenlee reports at the Daily Caller:
Proposed House Rules Eliminate Gendered Terms Like ‘Father’ And ‘Daughter’
The Rules Package for the 117th Congress includes a proposal to replace gendered language referring to a representative’s family members with gender-neutral terms, House leaders announced Friday.
Democratic California Rep. Nancy Pelosi and Democratic Massachusetts Rep. James McGovern, chairman of the Rules Committee, announced changes to the House rules that will “honor all gender identities” by modifying the pronouns and familial relations references in the rules, the Committee on Rules announced.
The resolution would change “pronouns and familial relationships in the House rules to be gender neutral or removes references to gender, as appropriate, to ensure we are inclusive of all Members, Delegates, Resident Commissioners and their families – including those who are nonbinary,” McGovern’s announcement said.
The new rules also change “seamen” to “seafarers,” “chairman” to “chair” and “submit his or her resignation” to “resigns,” according to the resolution.
References to fathers, mothers, fathers, sons, daughters, brothers, sisters, husbands, wives and in-laws would be changed to “parent, child, sibling, spouse, or parent-in-law,” according to the resolution. Extended family members would be referred to as “child’s parent” instead of aunt or uncle, stepparents, and siblings-in-law.
It’s almost like we’re not in a crisis.
The House of Representatives is poised to rewrite its rules — swapping out male and female references like "he" and "she" for gender-neutral terms — in a diversity and inclusion push by Nancy Pelosi and the Democrats that's drawing scorn from Republicans. https://t.co/gj5p26MQtw
— Axios (@axios) January 2, 2021
New York Rep. Elise Stefanik and other Republicans blasted the plan.
Jon Levine writes at the New York Post:
New York GOP congresswomen blast Nancy Pelosi’s new House gender rules
Some of New York’s most prominent female Republicans derided and mocked Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s proposal to eliminate gendered language from the official House rules.
“Instead of reviving the economy, restoring our Constitutional freedoms and delivering results for the American people, Speaker Pelosi has chosen her debut legislation — which would ban words like mother, sister and daughter,” upstate Rep. Elise Stefanik told The Post. “Obviously she is triggered by the historic number of GOP women elected to Congress who will fire Nancy Pelosi once and for all in 2022.”
Staten Island’s Congresswoman-elect Nicole Malliotakis also had words for the new rules.
“There are millions of Americans suffering, our economy is hurting, vaccine distribution is lagging and Nancy Pelosi and the House Democrats are worried about this nonsense,” she said. “Here’s a gender neutral word to describe this legislation: ridiculous.”
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