Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is being widely mocked over the internet after he interrupted a woman during a town hall to admonish her over using the word "mankind" in her question, telling her to instead use "peoplekind." Trudeau was hosting a Q&A at MacEwan University in Edmonton on Thursday as part of a cross-country tour which began in January.
Aimee, a member of South Korean feminist church World Mission Society Church of God, asked a question about removing Canadian restrictions on religious organizations when Trudeau corrected her.
Aimee: We came here today to ask you to also look into the policies that religious charitable organizations have in our legislations so that it can also be changed because maternal love is the love that's going to change the future of mankind.
Trudeau: We -- we like to say "peoplekind," not necessarily "mankind" 'cause it's more inclusive.
Aimee tells the Daily Mail that she wasn't offended by Trudeau's comment, saying "It wasn't negative,' and adding "Did it look like I was bothered by it?"
And while Aimee may not have been bothered per-se, Twitter was merciless to the politically correct Prime Minister:
Justin Trudeau is what would happen if the song “Imagine” took human form and then ate a Tide Pod.— Ben Shapiro (@benshapiro) February 6, 2018
It is possible that these comments were even more thoughtless than the "peoplekind" correction of an earnest young woman even though that's hard to believe... https://t.co/OOhRvyZ6nR— Jordan B Peterson (@jordanbpeterson) February 6, 2018
“Mankind” is now politically incorrect. We must now say “peoplekind.” Thanks Justin Trudeau.— Ian Miles Cheong (@stillgray) February 6, 2018
Deus Ex: Peoplekind Divided
*NEW:— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) February 6, 2018
There's just one problem with your 'peoplekind' nonsense, @JustinTrudeau: the word 'woman' has 'man' in it.
Spin your PC-crazed, virtue-signalling feminist way out of that!
Justin Trudeau lands on the moon: “That’s one small step for people, one giant leap for #peoplekind.”— J.J. McCullough (@JJ_McCullough) February 5, 2018
Justin Trudeau's term, "peoplekind," is also sexist.— Ali A. Rizvi (@aliamjadrizvi) February 6, 2018
"People" is plural for "person."
See what I see?
What about daughters?
Per-SON is a gendered term, and therefore, "people" is too.
The correct term, if we do elect to use it, is:
Virtue signalling. Check. Mansplaining. Check. https://t.co/z3aI5zIqLg— Amit Varma (@amitvarma) February 6, 2018