Just when you thought the Political Correctness Brigade could not get any more ridiculous than they already are, along comes a bunch of outraged homosexual, transgender Google employees to show you how wrong you are. According to documents obtained by The Daily Caller, these snowflakes threw a fit in March 2017 when an executive had the temerity to refer to a product as “family-friendly.” So torn up by this innocuous use of the English language, one butthurt employee took to the internal Google message board to write a rant about the term and how “excluded” he felt as a result of the executive’s insensitivity.
Here’s the message he wrote, courtesy of the Daily Caller:
This is a diminishing and disrespectful way to speak. If you mean “children”, say “children”; we have a perfectly good word for it. “Family friendly” used as a synonym for “kid friendly” means, to me, “you and yours don’t count as a family unless you have children”. And while kids may often be less aware of it, there are kids without families too, you know.
The use of “family” as a synonym for “with children” has a long-standing association with deeply homophobic organizations. This does not mean we should not use the word “family” to refer to families, but it mean we must doggedly insist that family does not imply children.
Even the sense, “suitable for the whole family”, which you might think is unobjectionable, is totally wrong too. It only works if we have advance shared conception of what “the whole family” is, and that is almost always used to mean a household with two adults, of opposite sex, in a romantic/sexual relationship, with two or more of their own children. If you mean that as a synonym for “suitable for all people” stop and notice the extraordinary unlikelihood of such a thought! So “suitable for the whole family” doesn’t mean “all people”, it means “all people in families”, which either means that all those other people aren’t in families, or something even worse. Use the word “family” to mean a loving assemblage of people who may or may not live together and may or may not include people of any particular age. STOP using it to mean “children”. It’s offensive, inappropriate, homophobic, and wrong.
Instead of being flagged as a problem employee with possible mental handicaps (or fired, as James Damore was), this employee was rewarded with more than 100 upvotes from his fellow employees and a pathetic “show us how to do better” message from the executives.
But before we get to that, you may be wondering what kind of “families” feel excluded when a Google executive uses that term. So let’s hear from one of the other employees who agreed with the original post.
“My family consists of me and several other trans feminine folks, some of whom I’m dating. We’re all supportive of each other and eventually aspire to live together. Just because we aren’t a heterosexual couple with 2.5 kids, a white picket fence, and a dog doesn’t mean we’re not a family,” they wrote.
So because you’re shacking up with a bunch of trannies, we’re supposed to stop using the word “family”? Yeah, we’ll get right on that.
Instead of telling these employees to get the mental help they desperately need, Google Vice President Pavni Diwanji wrote: “Please help us get to a better state. Teach us how to talk about it in inclusive way, if you feel like we are not doing it well. As a team we have very inclusive culture, and want to do right in this area. I am adding my team here so we can have open conversation.”
Stop pandering to these idiots. Stop endorsing obscene measures of political correctness in the name of inclusion. Just STOP.
What the hell is to become of this country?