- THE BLAZE - Feb 10, 2021 -
'This kind of PC-cop nonsense with the language ... it annoys people ... it doesn't bring you any inclusivity. It becomes exclusive; it alienates people.'
UK talk-show host Piers Morgan tore into a transgender-inclusive policy that instructs midwives at one hospital to say "chestfeeding" instead of "breastfeeding" among other language changes.
What did he say?
Morgan — who's famously against political correctness — piped up on Wednesday's episode of "Good Morning Britain" to take issue with the story he saw reported on the front page of the Times.
"Midwives have been told to refer to 'chestfeeding' rather than 'breastfeeding' and replace the term 'mother' with 'birthing parent,'" Morgan said before reading a Twitter user's post that said, "I'm transgender myself, and Morgan is 100 percent correct. This isn't what the majority of transpeople ask for, and it hinders our rights, not helps us."
Morgan continued: "That's my point ... I want transgender people to have respect and dignity and equality. I don't think you get there by telling midwives to stop using the term 'breastfeeding' because it may upset a few people when 99% of the people in there are breastfeeding. It's nonsense, and this kind of PC-cop nonsense with the language ... it has the opposite effect to what you think it does. It annoys people ... it doesn't bring you any inclusivity. It becomes exclusive; it alienates people."