Get ready to purge your entire social media feed — and delete yourself while you’re at it — because it turns out that almost every human being in the English-speaking world is a virulent sexist who should be cancelled immediately.
No, we’re not being hyperbolic — we’ve literally approached the point where some of the most common and innocuous phrases you can think of are, as the feminists are fond of saying, “problematic.”
Ah, social justice warriors…what will they think of next?
In a new video that’s made its viral rounds through Facebook, Twitter, and every other social media platform, left-leaning clickbait content creator NowThis makes the case that using the word “guys” to describe a group of people is sexist. Because “guy” refers to males, and using “guys” to describe a group of people that may include women (or those mysterious beings with a “third gender”), adheres to a male-dominant culture.
We’re not kidding.
“At first glance, ‘guys’ seems inviting, friendly, maybe warm. But, it, like many male-default terms, should not be normalized as an all-encompassing phrase — innocent as it may seem,” the video’s presenter says. “While we may understand the word means no real harm, with a deeper look, you’ll understand that we’ve been ignoring the cognitive impact on women as well as gender non-conforming folks.”
We should note at this point that English speakers are far form the only folks in the world that use a “male-default” term to refer to a group of people. Any one of our readers who has taken a class in Spanish, French, or any other Latin-derived language knows that gender is extremely prevalent in other parts of the world. Really, English is quite progressive in that sense — if we have to call it that.
Yes, this is one of those cultural “hot takes” that makes the far-left truly insufferable to even debate or be around. These are the same people that will accuse us of “mansplaining” just for pointing out how unproductive and dumb this is.
You really need to see the video for yourself to believe it. And, since we don’t want to give trite sources like NowThis (which produces intellectual cancer like this on a regular basis), we’re going to link you to the Daily Wire’s Matt Walsh instead. You’ll see the parts of the video that are relevant, and we’ll be denying NowThis a view at the same time.
Yeah, we’re going to be that petty — because these people want to regulate our speech and that makes us angry.
Enjoy the video, guys…