Wednesday 28th of September 2022

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US senators battle over who can get pregnant

All Democrats voted in unison against an amendment defining pregnancy as occurring only in biological women

US Senate Republicans were fighting a losing battle in trying to block passage of President Joe Biden’s $740 billion climate, tax and health care bill, but they tried to score some ideological points by introducing an amendment acknowledging that only biological women can get pregnant.

It turns out the GOP lost that fight, too, as every Senate Democrat voted in unison on Sunday to reject the provision limiting the federal government’s pregnancy programs to women. The party-line vote in the evenly divided Senate was 50-50, and Vice President Kamala Harris broke the tie by voting to reject the amendment, refusing to define pregnancy as a biologically female phenomenon.

“Federal funding should reflect reality: Only women can get pregnant,” said Senator Marco Rubio (R-Florida), who introduced the amendment. “Unfortunately, it looks like my Democrat colleagues don’t trust ‘the science’ after all.”

Rubio argued that across 5,500 years of human history, only biological females had gotten pregnant. “Therefore, the only thing I’m trying to do is make sure that federal law is clear that since every pregnancy that’s ever existed has been in a biological female that our federal laws reflect that and our pregnancy programs are available to the only people who are capable of getting pregnant.”

 

Senator Patty Murray (D-Washington) scolded Rubio for introducing his amendment on pregnancy-related programs when Democrats were trying to pass Biden’s so-called Inflation Reduction Act. “When we’re facing challenges in this country and helping our constituents to lower costs, it is outrageous that Republicans are trying to define pregnancy, of all things, on this floor on this day after hours of voting on amendments.” She said that at the same time, Republicans are “forcing women to stay pregnant” by enacting “cruel and extreme” state abortion bans.

Democrats have increasingly tried to use non-gendered language in government documents – such as “gestational parent” and “lactating individual” instead of “mother” and “menstruating person” instead of “woman” – ostensibly to be inclusive of all gender identities.

During a Senate hearing last month, Senator Josh Hawley (R-Missouri) confronted a witness, California law professor Khiara Bridges, on her use of the phrase “people with the capacity for pregnancy.” Asked whether that meant women, Bridges noted that transgender men and nonbinary people are capable of getting pregnant. She added that Hawley’s line of questioning was “transphobic” and would lead to violence against transgender people.

Rubio’s proposal was one of several amendments that Republicans tried to tack on to Biden’s spending bill. Although the amendments all failed to pass, they forced Democrats to vote against such issues as tightening border security, increasing police funding and promoting oil and natural gas exploration on federal lands. Rubio also introduced an amendment that would have forced state prosecutors backed by billionaire political activist George Soros to put more criminals in jail.

Soros has reportedly spent $40 million over the past decade to help elect 75 “progressive” district attorneys across the US. His candidates have implemented such reforms as refusing to enforce some laws, letting more criminals out of jail without bail requirements, and seeking to shorten prison terms for some previously convicted offenders. Critics have blamed those policies for surging violent crime in such cities as Philadelphia and Los Angeles. Soros himself admits he’s supporting prosecutors, but he denies any links between their decisions and rising crime rates.

 

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https://www.rt.com/news/560491-democrats-deny-only-women-get-pregnant/

 

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Monty Python veteran and award-winning director Terry Gilliam lashed out against cancel culture in an interview with The Times published on Friday, blaming “activists” among theater staff for sinking his production of ‘Into the Woods’ for London’s Old Vic theater last year.

“They are totally closed-minded,” he complained, referring to the staff who lobbied the Old Vic’s management to cancel his take on the Stephen Sondheim musical over comments the director had made on transgender issues and the #MeToo movement.  

“[They think] there is only one truth and one way of looking at the world. Well, ‘f*** you!’ is my answer to them,” he said. 

Back in November, the Old Vic scrapped ‘Into the Woods’, offering no explanation amid what the Times called a “staff uprising.” The row was reportedly triggered after Gilliam urged his followers on Facebook to watch ‘The Closer’, a Netflix special by US comedian Dave Chappelle that had been seen by some as transphobic.  

Also reportedly playing a part were comments – made in an attempt to mock identity politics – in which Gilliam said he could refer to himself as a “black lesbian.” He also controversially called the  #MeToo movement a “witch hunt.”

In his Times interview – his first conversation with the media since the November controversy – the director held his ground.  

He claimed he never had an opportunity to personally confront the theater’s artistic development team, which had been among those who had taken issue with his statements. Instead, all of his interactions had been with management, he said. 

“I think it’s very sad,” Gilliam pointed out. “They allowed a small group of kids to dictate to them or to intimidate them.”  

He also mentioned that the cancellation was at least in part caused by “a feeling of guilt” associated with actor Kevin Spacey, who had been artistic director at the Old Vic until 2015. Spacey now stands accused of inappropriate sexual behavior during his stint at the theater, to which its management is said to have turned a blind eye. 

Gilliam said he has no regrets. “When I announced [I was] black lesbian, the anger was not from LGBT people or black people,” he argued. “It was from people who felt they had to defend these victims of Gilliam’s joke, the ‘activists’. They love the idea of other people’s victimhood so they can be defenders.” 

He also stood by his #MeToo comments, reiterating that he still thought the movement was a witch hunt. “Despite the monstrousness of Harvey Weinstein – yes, victims were there – but there were also people who benefited. Hollywood is full of adults who are ambitious. That’s all I said; I’m not saying crimes have not been committed,” Gilliam explained. 

A former member of the famous Monty Python comedy troupe, Gilliam went on to become a highly successful filmmaker, with 13 feature films under his belt, including ‘Brazil’, ‘Time Bandits’ and ‘Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas’. The only American in the troupe, Gilliam renounced his US citizenship back in 2006.

Arising in the 2010s as a phenomenon largely confined to the internet, so-called ‘cancel culture’ has since become widespread, claiming many victims, including celebrities, politicians, athletes, and journalists. Usually understood as the shunning of a public figure following widespread condemnation in response to behavior or statements perceived as inappropriate, it has been repeatedly criticized as harmful to free speech.

 

 

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https://www.rt.com/pop-culture/560325-terry-gilliam-cancel-culture/

 

SEE ALSO: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mBf6kJIbXLg

 

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A third of England’s state-run maternity hospitals have adopted terms such as ‘birthing people’ or ‘pregnant people’, in addition to or in place of ‘mother’ or ‘pregnant woman’, according to the Daily Mail. Such de-gendered language is promoted by powerful and influential LGBTQ organizations.

The British newspaper submitted Freedom of Information Act requests to the 124 NHS hospitals in England with maternity units, and found that 42 of them have adopted this language. Only 29 still exclusively use the words ‘women’ or ‘mother’ to talk about pregnancy, while 15 are considering giving their literature a woke makeover. 

Epsom and St Helier University Hospitals told the Mail that they combine gendered and woke terms in the phrase “women and birthing people,” in a bid to “be as inclusive and representative as possible.”However, they could not say whether a single one of their patients has ever identified as anything except a woman.

 

 

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https://www.rt.com/news/560816-nhs-hospitals-woke-language-transgender/

 

 

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