‘Gender is fluent, language is fluent’

Far-left Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) went out this weekend in a “mini-tirade” against those — including Democratic politicians — who reject awake terminology such as “Latinx,” claiming they are selfish for considering how the the general public sees such attempts to give in.

The Democrat New Yorker discussed the “drama” of waking terminology like “Latinx” in an Instagram story on Sunday, seemingly in an effort to understand why critics are so troubled by the term, especially when, she claimed, people were looking for other ways to advance “Latina” and “Latino” gender neutral.

Using the term “Latinx” or “Latin” is appropriate, she suggested, because gender isn’t set in stone, but “liquid.” Therefore, according to Ocasio-Cortez, language must fit that presumed reality.

“Gender is fluid. Language is fluent, and I think people are currently using the term ‘e’ as gender neutral to be as inclusive as possible. You don’t have to make a drama out of it,” Ocasio-Cortez said before turning into a “mini-tirade” on the subject, partly aimed at members of her own party.

“I’m also having a mini rant about this because there are some politicians, including Democratic politicians, who are railing against the term ‘Latinx’. And they say, ‘This is so bad. This is so bad for the party,’ blah blah blah,’ she roared.

“And it’s almost as if some of these people haven’t noticed that another person’s identity has nothing to do with your reelection chances. As if this isn’t about you,” she continued, essentially mocking them for thinking that “a little ‘x’ on your campaign literature” will determine whether they win or lose an election.

If that’s the determination, she said, “You need to talk more about health care.”

“You have to raise people’s wages. You need to talk about more things that matter to people as well,” she said, eventually concluding that using “Latin” is “a little more neutral so it can be more inclusive for people”:

Despite Ocasio-Cortez favoring wakeful terms like “Latinx,” polls suggest Hispanic Americans are against the genderless term. A poll from December executed by Democratic strategists at Bendixen & Amandi International found that only two percent of Hispanic Americans use the term “Latinx” to describe themselves, as most identify themselves as “Hispanic,” “Latino,” or “Latina.”

Furthermore, 40 percent said the term “Latinx” bothered them to some degree, and 20 percent said it bothered them “a lot.”

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