Accurate terminology will replace ideological words in Arkansas

An American politician who refuses to be intimidated by trans activists has made significant moves to protect women and girls in her state.

She has signed into law an executive order to “Eliminate Woke, Anti-Women Words From State Government and Respect Women.” 

Instead of Orwellian language capturing the institutions she has stated all ideological terminology “shall be replaced with accurate, female-affirming alternatives.”

Arkansas Gov. Sarah Huckabee Sanders has signed an executive order designed to ban “woke” and "anti-women" words from the state government, which she believes is necessary to ensure that women are no longer taking “a back seat to political correctness.” 

The executive order states that “all state offices, departments, boards, and commissions are prohibited from using exclusionary, sexist language in official state government business, effective immediately.” It includes declarations that “there are things only women can do — like perform the miracle of birth” and that “government should reject language that ignores, undermines, and erases women.”

The executive order instructs state government offices to use the terms “pregnant women” or “pregnant mom” instead of “pregnant people” or “pregnant person,” “breastfeeding” rather than “chestfeeding,” “breast fed” as opposed to “body fed” or “person fed,” “breast milk” instead of “human milk,” “birth mom” over “birthing person” or “laboring person” and “woman” or “women” rather than “menstruating person,” “menstruating people,” “birth-giver,” “womxn” or “womyn.”

The governor stood with many other women to declare they have had enough and will no longer put up with being erased, denied or silenced.

The governor explained that because she serves as “the first woman and the first mother to serve as the governor of Arkansas,” she “came into this role with a few pretty unique experiences,” including giving birth to three children. “That experience underscored to me that a woman’s perspective is important and fundamentally different from a man’s,” she added. 

Sanders pointed out that even the Health Department uses incorrect terminology when describing people. 

“It’s not that they’re offensive; it’s that they are scientifically wrong, and that’s a different thing,” Sanders said. “There’s something different about whether your feelings got hurt versus something that is just factually incorrect.”

Sanders shared her belief that “it is insulting to women to define them as something other than what they are and to take away experiences that are so specific to them that cannot be created just by saying them into existence.” She defended her executive order as standing up for the “difference between what is right and what is wrong, what is factual and what is not.”

“It’s not just political correctness, it’s literally the difference of what is accurate and what isn’t,” she proclaimed. Sanders asserted that in light of the federal government’s embrace of “woke” terminology, “it is imperative for states to step up and actually defend women.” 

In Australia all levels of bureaucracy appear to be captured by the same ideology that denies science and ignores the feelings of women for the sake of a few males who appropriate female stereotypes.

A handful of politicians have begun to stand up and appeal to common sense, decency and evidence-based science. 

The Labor Party and the Greens, along with some independents however seem to be hell-bent on trading women’s sex-based rights and the safeguarding of children for their own agendas. 

It is only a matter of time until the tide turns and Australians realise just how harmful this agenda is to women, girls, families and children in particular.