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Labor Dept. earns backlash for calling women ‘menstruators’

The US Department of Labor has come under fire on social media for referring to women as “people who menstruate.”

“#menstruation affects half of the US workforce, yet talking about it in the workplace is taboo. On #MenstrualHygieneDay, here are five simple actions employers can take to help menstruating women thrive in the workplace,” the ministry said. Tweeted.

“They’re called women.”

Both women and men rejected the absurd term.

“It’s insulting that because I get periods I’m considered ‘menstruating’ rather than simply a woman, when a small minority of women with mental disabilities would prefer to be called men.” Brianna Lyman I have written In response to the department’s posting.

“Joe Biden is again calling the women of this country ‘people who menstruate’ because his radical supporters think men menstruate too. Remember when he said he’d be a ‘moderate?'” Republican Rep. Mary Miller of Illinois Declared.

Guy Benson Tweeted“They are called women. Just because a small percentage of those who are biologically female identify as men doesn’t mean we need to replace the word ‘woman’ or uproot the entire language to satisfy the whims of a minority. It’s not transphobic to say so. Stop it.”

“Stop funding the institutions that didn’t serve you yesterday” Tom Elliott Tweeted.

a post A Department of Labor blog suggested that employers could take steps to “make the workplace period-friendly” by allowing a “dark colour option” for uniforms, offering paid sick leave with the caveat that “period is a leave eligibility condition,” and “providing menstrual products in toilets.”

This blog post was written by two policy analysts from the ministry’s Women’s Bureau.

“The Women’s Bureau defends policies and standards that protect the interests of working women, advocates for equality and economic security for women and their families, and promotes a quality work environment,” it said. Department.

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