The United Nations, courtesy of UN Women, recently sent out a tweet that people should stop using such words such as “husband”, “wife,” “boyfriend,” “girlfriend” and “landlord” because it might offend some people.
According to the UN we need to start using gender-neutral language such as spouse instead of husband or wife and owner instead of landlord.
What you say matters.
Help create a more equal world by using gender-neutral language if you’re unsure about someone’s gender or are referring to a group. https://t.co/QQRFPY4VRn #GenerationEquality via@UN_Women pic.twitter.com/koxoAZZuxq
— United Nations (@UN) May 18, 2020
Predictably the reaction was swift with the vast majority mocking the UN‘s tweet.
One woman quickly pointed to the group’s hypocrisy asking why UN Women was using the sexist word “woman” in its name? Of course, the slogan of most elitists is: “Do as I say, not as I do.”
Another pointed out the obvious problem that in most Latin languages — French, Spanish, etc — every word is gendered.
One professor was actually glad to see the tweet stating sarcastically:
It’s so nice to see your organization take a break from their endless Jew-hatred to focus on a really important problem. Thank you. – Prof. Dr. Gad Saad (He/Him)
— Gad Saad (@GadSaad) May 18, 2020
Then another tweeted what most people think of the UN:
Thanks again for once more reminding me what a worthless organization the UN is and why it is so urgent that American taxpayer dollars not be wasted on this group.
— Neal Boortz (@Talkmaster) May 18, 2020
And others used the occassion to point out the UN‘s hypocrisy:
A ridiculous waste of time and money. No wonder people think the UN are irrelevant and a waste of time. Meanwhile China are appointed on to the UN Human Rights Council. Explain that to the Uighurs in so called Chinese re-education centres: concentratin camps.
— Paul Anderson (@PaulAndersonNE6) May 18, 2020