Woke Insanity Goes Mainstream: Gretchen Whitmer Calls Women ‘Menstruating People’

Patrick Taylor | June 22, 2022
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When the woke crowd on Twitter adopts a new favorite term, it usually won’t be long before Democrat politicians begin using it too. Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer (D) was the latest Democrat caught kowtowing to the language police, this time using the term “menstruating people” over the more obvious “women.”

Whitmer made the comments during a Zoom call last Thursday, during which she advocated for an amendment to the Michigan state constitution that would protect abortion rights.

"What should we expect — this is a scary one — what should we expect if the reproductive freedom proposal fails?” Erica Peresman, a Michigan Democratic Party official, asked Whitmer.

 “Are you able to protect reproductive rights without that proposal passing if Roe v. Wade fails? What can voters do to help preserve our freedom of choice?"

Related: Whitmer Orders Michigan to Thwart Abortion Investigations

Whitmer responded:

So, we saw where we thought Dobbs was going to be headed, and this was prior to the draft opinion coming out publicly. So, we looked at all the tools that I have as governor, and determined a couple of unique things I can do. Number one: I have the constitutional ability to bring a lawsuit to protect constitutional rights of people of Michigan, so I brought a lawsuit on behalf of all the menstruating people in Michigan — 2.2 million. And another tool I have is to go straight to our state Supreme Court.

Whitmer isn’t the first Democratic politician to use “menstruating people” and certainly won’t be the last. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.), a congresswoman who frequently weaponizes language, made headlines by using “menstruating people” last year. AOC defended her use of the term, adding that it encompassed “[t]rans men & non-binary people,” in addition to women.

“Harry Potter” author and feminist J.K. Rowling famously mocked the term in 2020, writing, “‘People who menstruate.’ I’m sure there used to be a word for those people. Someone help me out. Wumben? Wimpund? Woomud?”

Rowling quickly faced the ire of a crazed Twitter mob for defying the cult of ‘inclusivity.’ This tweet, combined with other comments questioning the coherence of gender ideology, led to a host of death threats and stalking incidents.

Whitmer’s choice of language legitimizes the most unhinged elements of the left, lending establishment support to an utterly toxic ideology – one that victimizes countless impressionable children and distorts reality beyond recognition.


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