Former first lady Michelle Obama recently made use of absurdist terminology favored by leftist feminists that resulted in such mockery that she actually went back and stealth edited her social media post to remove the particular non-existent word.
In an Instagram post on Saturday about the potential ramifications of the Supreme Court overturning 1973’s Roe v. Wade decision on abortion rights, Obama made use of the term “womxn” as a descriptor for the female gender, the Washington Examiner reported.
What is a “womxn”?
The Instagram post from former first lady Obama contains a series of slides that warn of so-called “trigger laws” on the books in several states that will instantly limit abortion rights if and when Roe is overturned and encouraged everyone to ensure they were registered to vote, presumably to elect pro-abortion politicians at the state and federal level.
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In the initial iteration of that social media post, one of the slides read: “State lawmakers will have the power to strip womxn of the right to make decisions about their bodies and their healthcare.”
That particular slide has since been removed from Obama’s post, but not before Republican pollster Patrick Ruffini managed to obtain a screenshot and share it in a tweet in which he also commented, “Democrats, don’t expect the Obamas to save you from weird woke terminology.”
Democrats, don’t expect the Obamas to save you from weird woke terminology. pic.twitter.com/rgCw1dffod
— Patrick Ruffini (@PatrickRuffini) May 16, 2022
Contradictions and hypocrisy
According to Fox News, that particular manner of spelling “woman” or “women” as “womxn” has gained increasing prominence among leftist feminists as an alternative to avoid using the “problematic” and “patriarchal roots” of the original spellings of the words commonly used to describe the female gender.
In addition to the slides, Obama had also written a few paragraphs of her own thoughts in regard to the apparent imminent demise of Roe v. Wade as precedent legalizing abortion rights at the federal level.
In doing so, however — and it is unclear if this, too, was changed in a stealth edit along with the removed slide — Obama appeared to contradict her own virtue signal by using the more common “women” to describe who was most at risk of suffering in the aftermath of the court’s ruling.
She wrote of the leaked draft opinion, “If it comes to pass, we may soon live in a country where millions of women — not to mention our children and grandchildren — lose the right to make decisions about their bodies and their health.”
Of course, Obama and her supporters won’t address the other inherent contradiction in their pro-abortion stance, namely the “right to make decisions about their bodies and their health” as it applies to those who choose to reject — and in many cases were punished for that decision — compliance with COVID-19 vaccination mandates imposed by their jobs or government.