Has the coming out party for a certain Olympic gold medalist now called “Caitlyn” despite the one-eyed snake between “her” legs sowed gender confusion on Capitol Hill?
At least three female GOP House representatives call themselves “Congressman” on their website and in official statements.
What’s up with that? Are these ladies, uh, transitioning?
Or are they trying to make a statement about the foolishness of feminizing and neutering traditional language?
Tennessee GOP Rep. Marsha Blackburn, whose website says Congressman Marsha Blackburn, told The Mirror that congresswoman is a politically correct “misnomer” because serving in the House is “not a gender specific job. You don’t call female senators ‘Senatresse’ or female governors ‘governesse.’”
Blackburn said that people occasionally ask why she prefers “congressman” but most folks call her Marsha anyway.
Jonathan Frank, spokesman for the self-identified Congressman Diane Black (R-Tenn.), explained that she believes “that the term ‘Congressman’ is a title not intended to refer to one’s gender. The comparison she makes is that we would not call a young woman in her first year of high school or college a ‘freshwoman.’”
Republican Rep. Cynthia Lummis, who occupies Dick Cheney’s former Wyoming congressional seat, also goes by “Congressman.”
But last year HuffPost referred to Lummis as “Congresswoman.”
How insensitive of them.
Who knew the liberal media could also be guilty of such blithe “misgendering?”