I couldn’t help but share this clip from last night’s Colbert Report. In his ‘Tip of the Hat, Wag of the Finger’ segment, Colbert talks about new efforts to de-gender language found in textbooks. Terms like ‘Founding Fathers’ are being changed to ‘Founders’, and ‘Congressmen/women’ are now to be referred to as ‘members of congress’. Oh horror of horrors! Language that is neutral, effective and fair! Naturally, the folks over at Fox news aren’t too happy about this…and I quote:
Fox & Friends Host:”This is troubling. They just want to get rid of men, essentially, from the textbooks.”
Tucker Carlson: “Yeah, exactly.”
Have a look at the Colbert clip. And if you can stomach it, check out the Fox & Friends clip as well.
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