Disinfo: “Wife” and “husband” became banned words

Summary

“Wife” and “Husband” became banned words. They should be called “spouse” now. The UN used to be an international organisation to solve worldwide issues. It is unknown when it became a left-wing institution. They are now working to make the English-language gender-neutral.

Disproof

Recurring disinformation about the West or international organisations forcing gender-neutrality on traditional societies.

The twitter post the article refers to is about the UN's recommendations on gender-neutral language, which should be used if one is unsure about someone's gender or refers to a group. However, it is just a recommendation, the UN has no competency to regulate the use of languages.

publication/media

  • Reported in: Issue 200
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 19/05/2020
  • Language/target audience: Hungarian
  • Country: New Zealand, Ireland, Canada, Australia, UK, US
  • Keywords: United Nations, LGBT

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