The United Nations is looking to take political correctness to a global level and recommended people change the way they speak to reflect a new wave of politically-correct speech.
“What you say matters,” the United Nations said in a tweet. “Help create a more equal world by using gender-neutral language if you’re unsure about someone’s gender or are referring to a group.”
The tweet shows an image of commonly used words like “husband/wife” and boyfriend/girlfriend,” giving gender-neutral alternatives: “spouse” or “partner.”
What you say matters.
Help create a more equal world by using gender-neutral language if you're unsure about someone's gender or are referring to a group. https://t.co/QQRFPY4VRn #GenerationEquality via@UN_Women pic.twitter.com/koxoAZZuxq
— United Nations (@UN) May 18, 2020
The international body’s appeal to political correctness was not well received online as many people shared their own reasons for opposing the recommendation.
Check it out:
Lmaooo. My reply has more likes than the original tweet.
Delete your organisation.
— ZUBY: (@ZubyMusic) May 18, 2020
— YAF (@yaf) May 18, 2020
Please help create a more equal world by calling your landlord your “owner”.
United Nations https://t.co/UtCe3g5bTE
— Jake Hanrahan (@Jake_Hanrahan) May 19, 2020
"That's Mary, my partner."
-Oh, this is great! Your business is growing!
"No, I mean, she's my *partner*."
– Oh, my, sorry, very surprised to see you've moved in with someone, being an old-fashioned man and all.
"No, I mean, we've been dating."
-Oh, she's your GIRLFRIEND!
— Rorate Caeli (@RorateCaeli) May 18, 2020
Just here for the ratio.
— Alana Mastrangelo (@ARmastrangelo) May 19, 2020
Y’all forgot some!
“W.H.O.” —> “Chinese Puppet”
“United Nations” —> “Trash Globalists”
— Rogan O’Handley 🇺🇸 (@DC_Draino) May 18, 2020
That's not very inclusive of you 😤
— Sydney Watson (@SydneyLWatson) May 18, 2020
— 🏴kris lewis🇬🇧 (@krislewis073) May 18, 2020
Nah. Get stuffed, U.N. busybodies. Get a real job.
— Larry Sanger (@lsanger) May 19, 2020
— 𝙽𝚒𝚔𝚔𝚒 ⭐️⭐️⭐️ “Keyboard Warrior” (@Snikk) May 18, 2020