Feminists criticized the idea of the British foreign Ministry to cancel the term “pregnant woman”
The Ministry has asked the United Nations to replace the phrase “pregnant people” not to infringe on the rights of transgender people.
Moscow. 23 Oct. INTERFAX.RU — Initiative of the British foreign office relating to the replacement of the term “pregnant woman” “pregnant man” caused a storm of criticism in the country, reports the Times.
Previously, the newspaper quoted the treatment of the foreign Ministry at the United Nations with a request to amend the international Covenant on civil and political rights, the United Nations, which, inter alia, States that “pregnant women should be protected from the application of capital punishment”. According to the British foreign office, such language is discriminatory against transgender people.
However, the initiative has not received approval among feminists, who considered the rejection of the word woman in paper insult.
“It is not the involvement of transgender people. This censorship against the women. The presence of female reproductive organs, and understanding what it means to procreation, does not discriminate” — results The Times words of the representative of the organization, working on women’s rights, Sarah Ditum.