Telling a woman that she is “glowing” while pregnant was said to be “sexist” a number of years ago. While it can be imagined that being told that one is aglow as they suffer a frightful case of morning sickness may be a bit trying, it is hardly sexist.
Today, the Telegraph is reporting that “experts” at the University of Kent and the British Pregnancy Advisory Service (BPAS) are proclaiming that it is “sexist” to tell a pregnant female not to drink alchohol. They called doing so something that merely promotes “needless anxiety.”
Certain “pregnancy charities” (who are more concerned with downing a shot of Jack than the scientific facts about what makes for healthy offspring) have called for the “alarmist” claims of the Governmental guidelines saying that NO drinking is to occur be relaxed.
Just as feminists want to go against the unalterable science of DNA and claim that a man can be a woman just by mutilating himself in sex change procedures, so they wish to dispel the science showing that drinking creates terrible and lasting birth defects in children.
The”charities” are more preoccupied with not “stigmatizing” lush women who are endangering their unborn than they are of following known facts. While some doctors may suggest that a glass of wine at some points in the pregnancy are acceptable, that is a call for a physician to make, not anyone just feeling thirsty.
Dr. Ellie Lee, Director of the Centre of Parenting Culture Studies at the University of Kent (who may as well have gotten her degree from a Cracker Jacks box) said that the “exclusion of women from an ordinary activity on the basis of a ‘precaution’ was “sexist.”
Is that her advice for female football athletes, kickboxers, and skateboard tricksters, too? If so, do any of her patients have babies that make it to term?
She is worried that women are being spoken to in public as if it is her right to say who can say what when. She laments, “Public discourse has become very hostile and there is now an assumption that a pregnant woman holding a glass of wine is doing something absolutely wrong.”
“People assume that just because you have had one drink you’ve had a bottle of vodka for breakfast,” she says. Lee seems to not be grasping the whole “NO ALCHOHOL” protocol and the importance of it unless otherwise directed by one’s own (“real”) doctor.
Now that girls can become guys and guys can become animals and one’s sex is something that can change daily in our society, we have forgotten that none of that is true in actual science.
Sorry, social justice warriors.
Sources: The Telegraph News