Jun 082023

Glad I am not a politician or public personality as I am about to commit what would amount to political suicide, a’la J. K. Rowling.

The reason? This health warning by The Weather Network, that truly blew my fuse:

Middle line of the red warning at the bottom. That list of folks at high risk:

“[…] older adults, children, pregnant people, and people who work outdoors […]”

Pregnant “people”??? Seriously, why not pregnant primates? Pregnant mammals? Pregnant vertebrates?

Let me not mince words. This is virtue signaling at its worst, pandering to a loud, obnoxious group of “alphabet soup activists”, claiming to, but not really representing gays, lesbians and others who simply just want to live a life in dignity, respected as human beings, enjoying what should really be the inalienable right of every human being on this planet, to be left alone, to be allowed to live a life to the fullest in the company of those they love.

The biggest irony of all? Even as conservatives in many corners of the world, especially here in North America, are busy turning the fictitious country of Gilead from The Handmaid’s Tale into actual reality, what these activists do is no less harmful to women. Their agenda amounts to little more than the idea that “men are better than women at everything, including being women,” as someone recently put it on Quora.

Dear Weather Network, dear Environment Canada (if that’s where the text of the warning came from): Let this serve as a friendly reminder that the English language has a perfectly serviceable word to describe those members of the species homo sapiens who are biologically capable of becoming pregnant: they are called women. Check your dictionaries, it’s there.

 Posted by at 3:09 pm