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Not Vulnerable!?

Published December 27, 2017 by Nan Mykel

The Trump administration is prohibiting officials at the nation’s top public health agency from using a list of seven words or phrases — including “fetus” and “transgender” — in official documents being prepared for next year’s budget.

Policy analysts at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta were told of the list of forbidden words at a meeting Thursday with senior CDC officials who oversee the budget, according to an analyst who took part in the 90-minute briefing. The forbidden words are “vulnerable,” “entitlement,” “diversity,” “transgender,” “fetus,” “evidence-based” and “science-based.”

In some instances, the analysts were given alternative phrases. Instead of “science-based” or “evidence-based,” the suggested phrase is “CDC bases its recommendations on science in consideration with community standards and wishes,” the person said. In other cases, no replacement words were immediately offered. (My emphases).

Source By Lena H. Sun and Juliet Eilperince in Washington Post

So now we’re going to use science, considering community WISHES?

 

Transgender etc…I Wonder

Published March 25, 2017 by Nan Mykel

I was just reading a recent article in Time magazine about the floating gender folks, and wonder how many of them were incest survivors…or just survivors of child sexual abuse. I’ve been trying to see if I can think of myself as non-binary and maybe I could if it weren’t for the genitals.  But the young children who are coming out non-binary.  How is their choice connected to their genitals? How do they know about choice re the genitals if they’re not even that knowledgeable about where babies come from?  If they’re educated in that area I wonder if they should be.

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