O Canada: Trudeau Corrects Woman In Public Forum For Using The Term “Mankind”

Screen Shot 2018-02-06 at 8.43.14 AM.pngWe have been discussing the identification of words as “microaggressions” on college campuses including the now suspect use of the word “mankind.” It appears that the word is moving from micro to macro aggression in Canada where a women was told by Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau that she should not use the word in her question to him.  He is not alone in correcting such usage.  Recently, a female student was given a lower grade for using “mankind” in a paper.

The woman asked the following question at a town hall:

“So, that’s why we came here today to ask you, to also look into the policies that religious charitable organizations have in our legislation so that it can also be changed because maternal love is the love that’s going to change the future of mankind.”

Trudeau immediately corrected her on the use of the word that “We like to say ‘peoplekind,’ not necessarily ‘mankind,’ because it’s more inclusive.”

Canada is moving to make the country’s national anthem gender neutral (including asking athletes at the Olympic to use the corrected language). The bill changes the second line of “O Canada” from “true patriot love, in all thy sons command” to “in all of us command.”  However, even if one prefers “peoplekind” (apparently “humanity” is not sufficiently neutral), I would have thought that it was still a permissible noun and people could use mankind without a public correction or censure. Indeed, some people may have political or religious preferences for one word over another.

Trudeau however feels that people using the work mankind should be corrected publicly.

What do you think?

85 thoughts on “O Canada: Trudeau Corrects Woman In Public Forum For Using The Term “Mankind””

  1. Reminds me of the communist re-education Vietnam and Khmer Rouge (Cambodia government) citizens had to go through. It is paternalistic. A child is taught by their parents. Now, it is the state (Canadian PM) correcting what the family has taught. The prime minister won on a majority vote. Did the citizens really vote for a language revamp?

  2. Yeah, and I just bet they will leave out the story of the Weenofukkee Tribe, who were a fierce and warlike tribe who lived in what is now Nova Scotia. They were Christianized by Father Francis Folle’ who was a little light in the sandals, if you know what I mean. Father Folle’ latched onto the “two spirits” thing, and within about 20 years had over half the braves in the tribe wearing dresses and acting like squaws. Talk about laissez les bottoms rouler! Whew!

    Then one night, the savage Mohicans, who used to be afraid to confront the Weenofukkees, became emboldened and raided their territory! The Weenofukkee bravettes fought . . . well. . .bravely, and hurled their beads and cookware at the Mohicans, but beads and cookware are no match for tomahawks and gunstock war clubs.

    Soon, the fight was down to the Mohicans and the few remaining “one spirit” Weenofukkee braves who put up one hell of a fight, but they were simply out numbered! The Mohicans killed them all, and stole the women and the land. Oh, and they also had the good sense to kill Father Folle’.

    I just bet that you will never hear that story!

    Squeeky Fromm
    Girl Reporter

  3. All this PCRap comes from the same group that demanded we say person instead of looking up the proper gender neutral word. Congressional instead of the idiotic Congress Person for example. My response has always been “perSON? Is there a perdaughter? I don’t THINK so.”

    One thing for sure when you give in to the fictionary of the opponent you lose the battle and the war. Example Their version of the center is the center of the left. In a Representative Constitutional Republic the Center IS the Constitution.

    Use the correct defintions and watch them run in circles unable to respond and that is what happend November of 2016. So here is the correct definition of the left in russian They supported bolshevikism and became mensheviks as a result.

  4. Ever notice how the PC folks avoid these posts? Where’s the Canadian Rain Man?

      1. Nicky asks: “Where’s the Canadian Rain Man?”

        He’s probably doing something productive.

  5. “What do you think?”
    ~+~
    She should have stood up in defiance and walked out of the auditorium.

  6. In the 1980’s, I used “She” to refer to the Deity in a commencement speech — hush, then huge round of applause. In the 90’s, as a legislator, I introduced a bill to make language gender neutral in bills — that went no where. Good for Trudeau, although her question really did speak to MANkind — “maternal love is the love that’s going to change the future of mankind.” Hey, you don’t
    get it, you don’t get it.

    1. In the 90’s, as a legislator, I introduced a bill to make language gender neutral in bills — that went no where.

      Then we should understand that it takes about a generation to unwind the damage progressives have done to our education system.

  7. Oh, if only I had been there and he had said that to me! That scenario deserves an Irish Poem!

    True? DOH!
    An Irish Poem by Squeeky Fromm

    A “P M” with a Liberal mind-
    Got a good swift kick in his behind!
    When a woman prolix. . .
    Interrupted his schticks
    And said, “Dumb a$$, us women ain’t kind!”

    Squeeky Fromm
    Girl Reporter

    1. Squeek, Great poem. And I would have paid big bucks to be there if you were replying to this empty vessel.

        1. Trudeau needs to have chants of “WHO’S YOUR DADDY” follow him wherever he goes. His mama boinked Castro and 9 months later..the little Commie b@stard is born.

  8. I just use standard English and if anyone is offended by that, it’s their problem, not mine.

  9. Yeah. Remember folks. . .this scolding, about what is acceptable and appropriate, is emanating from a moron who was busy f’ing his married drama teacher while he was still her student, or, should I say, this scolding is emanating from a moron who was being f’d by his married high school drama teacher while he was still her student? Are we now condemned to listen to lectures, from this sanctimonious and hypocritical weasel, about what is “right” and “wrong” in the world? Lectures about how we are to comport ourselves? What a joke! Remember, this is the same sanctimonious weasel, whose parents had to stoop to warning the predatory and much older, married drama teacher, begging her to stay away from their young and vulnerable son. Yes. I know. The little victim of sexual abuse is all grown up now, wears a suit and has a title. All is good in the world because he grew up and married the old scarecrow. Yeah. I said it. The old scarecrow. We supposed to forget about that little drama, in his life, simply because the victim was male, sexuality abused and grew up to marry his predator. Are we supposed to rejoice in that? Did we, as a society, rejoice in what Mary Jo did with her male and susceptible student? Yeah. I know. No one wants lectures from someone whose life and its trajectory is anything close to what could be declared as proper or normal. Funny, how we view teenage girls, who come under the spell or thumb of their far older teachers and school coaches, painting them as victims when they decide to have sexual relationships with these married predators. The #ME TOO crowd, who moan and groan about sexual abuse, where undo influence was perpetrated on vulnerable individuals, sure seem to turn a blind eye when the alleged victim was a young male and the predator was a married female. When this twerp can discuss his own life, without the rest of us needing to grimace, then he can begin to lecture others about what is correct and acceptable.

      1. Lol! You are absolutely correct! Funny, how I can’t seem to keep my sanctimonious, greasy-haired, pretty-boy, know-nothings straight. . .

      1. Yeah. I got it. I confuse the two twerps. Both remind me of the smug, pompous and condescending pr#$ks, from high school, who thought that their $hit didn’t stink. Easy to confuse the two. Same a $$hole, different country.

  10. He interrupts her to ‘correct’ her use of the word mankind. And the crowd cheered. It is their cheering that really causes me to shudder.

      1. Margaret,
        I only agree in part. He would probably interrupt another man, too. He wants to be ‘the most right’ of all those around him. It is a superiority issue, but not necessarily a misogynistic one.

  11. You should hear and read the way Jordan Peterson rips this vapid, pretty boy a new a-hole.

  12. With all these PC quacks running loose, I think I’m living in the Twilight Zone.

  13. And then someone in the crowd shouted at Trudeau, “It’s mammalkind, you moron!” And then lizards of the LLM Movement start protesting, carrying signs that said “Lizard Lives Matter” — but the cops kicked the crap out of them. Lawsuits pending.

    1. Exactly! It’s as though he heard her concern as blah, blah, blah, blah, mankind A great textbook example of triggering an emotional response. Well done young lady!

  14. We like to say ‘peoplekind,’ not necessarily ‘mankind,’ because it’s more inclusive.

    Who’s the we he is referring to? Damn, instead of getting some mental health treatment for the minuscule percentage of the population that instantly believe the word mankind does not include them, they will force the entire population to change their language (and anthem) to conform to this mental illness. She should have just told him GFY!

  15. What do I think? I think it is Orwellian and ludicrous. Or perhaps he should look to his French constituents and use humanity (humanité). But then people would complain it is not inclusive enough for dogs, cats, and rats. Try as he might, the X and Y chromosomes cannot be altered to identical “letters.”

    1. “Humanity” or “humanite” still has that nasty word, “man,” in it. Same problem with “mankind” or the expression, “Man, is that guy a jerk.”

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