To show just how besotted with foolish leftism the tech industry really is, some Google employees rose up in anger when bosses used the word “family” during a 2017 meeting. These liberal employees called the word “family” homophobic because it implied a mother, father, and children.
The Google employees got their snowflake panties in a bunch after a Google executive used the word “family” in a weekly presentation, according to documents revealed by the Daily Caller.
The squeaky-wheel employees claimed they were offended because the word suggests that all families have children. A source inside Google reportedly gave Daily Caller the documents anonymously.
The resulting backlash forced the Google executive to actually apologize for daring to use the word and to promise to be “more inclusive” in the future.
How is it that being “inclusive” always means excluding traditional definitions and values?
The incident reportedly occurred in 2017 and sparked a lengthy internal discussion about the evils of the word “family.”
One internal document said:
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.
Oh, the humanities.
Other complaints from employees included:
- “Using the word ‘family’ in this sense bothers me too.”
- “It smacks of the ‘family values’ agenda by the right wing, which is absolutely homophobic by its very definition. [I]t’s important that we fix our charged language when we become aware of how exclusionary it actually is. As a straight person in a relationship, I find the term ‘family’ offensive because it excludes me and my boyfriend, having no children of our own.”
- “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.”
- Another employee wrote that “using ‘family’ to mean ‘people with kids’ is also annoying to me as a straight-cis-woman who doesn’t have or want kids. My husband, my parents, and my pets are my family.”
This is the sort of nonsense we get from destructive liberalism.
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