Nancy Pelosi wants to ban gendered terms like 'mother and brother' in Congress, Internet calls her 'fake Catholic'
Nancy Pelosi's proposal says the term 'aunt' should be replaced with 'parent's sibling'
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and Rules Committee Chairman James McGovern (D-MA) declared on Friday, December 31, that gendered terms, such as “father, mother, son, and daughter' will be eliminated from usage as part of their “future-focused” proposals that form part of the new rules for the 117th Congress.
“This package, which will be introduced and voted on once the new Congress convenes, includes sweeping ethics reforms, increases accountability for the American people, and makes this House of Representatives the most inclusive in history,” said the House Committee on Rules in a statement.
House Speaker Pelosi went on to say she is “pleased to join Chairman Jim McGovern in introducing this visionary rules package, which reflects the views and values of the full range of our historically diverse House Democratic Majority.” “Thanks to the leadership of Chairman McGovern and our Members, Democrats have crafted a package of unprecedented, bold reforms, which will make the House more accountable, transparent, and effective in our work to meet the needs of the American people,” said Pelosi. “These future-focused proposals reflect our priorities as a Caucus and as a Country,” the House Speaker added.
“Gendered terms” like “father, daughter, mother, and son” are now eliminated in the House rules for the 117th Congress pic.twitter.com/Hz4x6gOfrX— Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) January 1, 2021
The proposals also talk about the creation of the “Select Committee on Economic Disparity and Fairness in Growth,” which would require Congress to “honor all gender identities by changing pronouns and familial relationships in the House rules to be gender neutral.” In clause 8(c)(3) of rule XXIII, gendered terms, such as “father, mother, son, daughter, brother, sister, uncle, aunt, first cousin, nephew, niece, husband, wife, father-in-law, mother-in-law, son-in-law, daughter-in-law, brother-in-law, sister-in-law, stepfather, stepmother, stepson, stepdaughter, stepbrother, stepsister, half brother, half sister, grandson, or granddaughter” will be removed.
Instead, terms such as “parent, child, sibling, parent’s sibling, first cousin, sibling’s child, spouse, parent-in-law, child-in-law, sibling-in-law, stepparent, stepchild, stepsibling, half-sibling, or grandchild” will be used.
The step toward making Congress more gender-neutral was mocked by the people on social media. "Gladly looking forward to the installation of a GOP majority in 2023," one of them said, while another wrote, "Speech control is thought control." A third quipped, "This is insane! God’s coming soon!" One more commented, "Oh brother... sorry, I can't say that." Another said, "Nancy Pelosi is a fake Catholic"
One commenter tweeted, "Thank goodness they are wasting tax $$ on this brave effort. Finally I can sleep better at night." One more said, "Seriously. I am truly ruled by fools." Another wrote, "It's like watching a Greek tragedy in slow-motion!!!!!" One reacted with, "This is so idiotic." A person tweeted, "These. People. Are. Bleeping. Nuts."
Gladly looking forward to the installation of a GOP majority in 2023.— Dooitze (@dooitzeyidejong) January 2, 2021
Speech control is thought control.— Hello Foofie (@HelloFoofie) January 2, 2021
This is insane! God’s coming soon!— Orlando Ramos Sr (@OrlandoRamosSr1) January 2, 2021
Oh brother... sorry, I can't say that— Psquared - !○ Maybe Not (@Psquare96678779) January 1, 2021
Nancy Pelosi is a fake Catholic— DoctorTonyDee (@CarmiOnTheVerge) January 1, 2021
Thank goodness they are wasting tax $$ on this brave effort. Finally I can sleep better at night.— Jeff (@jeffcampbell64) January 1, 2021
Seriously. I am truly ruled by fools.— InAMinutePatriot (@Dr912) January 2, 2021
It's like watching a Greek tragedy in slow-motion!!!!!— dee kearney (@deekear12035680) January 1, 2021
This is so idiotic.— Knock_it_off, Tank (@craig_vee) January 1, 2021
These. People. Are. Bleeping. Nuts.— MorrisOcean1 (@morris_ocean1) January 1, 2021
We previously reported that Pelosi had a shocking start to 2021 as her home in San Francisco saw vandalism on Friday, January 1, with a pig’s head in pool of red paint and a message written with spray-paint that spoke about the failed $2,000 stimulus checks. Photo of the disturbing scene was shared on social media by pro-Trump television personality Maggie VandenBerghe that showed Pelosi’s white garage door defaced with black graffiti text reading: “$2k Cancel RENT! We want everything!” The perpetrators also spray-painted two letter ‘A’s in circles, mostly identified as the symbol for anarchism.