Arkansas’ Republican Governor Sarah Huckabee Sanders has signed an executive order to ban “woke” language and radical gender ideology from official state documents.
Gov. Sanders signed the executive order on Thursday that mandates “accurate, female-affirming alternatives” to “woke, anti-woman” terms.
The move bans “woke” phrases such as “birthing person,” “pregnant person,” “human milk,” and “womxn.”
The order ensures that any such “nonsense” terms will be removed from all official government documents.
In a statement announcing her order, Sanders slammed the Left for trying to “erase women and girls” with radical gender ideology.
The Left is using nonsense words like "pregnant people" to erase women and girls – and more importantly, our voices and our experiences.
We just banned those words from Arkansas state government.
Biology is real. Chromosomes are real. Only women can give birth. pic.twitter.com/OwqgcmtmDm
— Sarah Huckabee Sanders (@SarahHuckabee) October 19, 2023
The governor noted that the “woke” terms began as a “fad among a few grad students.”
However, she warns that such language is now “seeping” into healthcare, state government, and corporations.
“Some on the Left will accuse us of being nitpicky, that Arkansas should just lay down and accept the cultural revolution without complaint,” Sanders said.
“I say it’s the exact opposite.
“It’s the left that decided that woman is a dirty word.”
Sanders asserted there needs to be a return to “basic biology” and “basic grammar.”
She noted that “women are taking a backseat to political correctness.”
“Nowadays, only conservatives seem to be” standing up for women against “woke nonsense,” she asserted.
“How many times should a woman have to be insulted before we stand up and say we’ve had it,” the Governor stated.
Sarah Huckabee Sanders signs an executive order banning woke, anti-women words like “pregnant people,” from Arkansas state documents.
“It’s the left that decided ‘woman’ is a dirty word, that decided we needed to toss out basic biology and basic grammar." pic.twitter.com/FuSpKlTa04
— Citizen Free Press (@CitizenFreePres) October 19, 2023
The order states that “There are things only women can do, like perform the miracle of birth.”
“Government should reject language that ignores, undermines, and erases women,” the order adds.
“Government should celebrate gender distinctions between men and women—not erase them,” the order further notes.
Gov. Sanders signs executive order banning the use of “woke, anti-woman” language in state documents.
Such terms must be replaced with “accurate, female-affirming alternatives.”
— Chris May (@KATVChrisMay) October 19, 2023
Sanders has previously slammed Democrat President Joe Biden over his administration’s misogynistic anti-women agenda.
She denounced Biden as “the first man to surrender his presidency to a woke mob that can’t tell you what a woman is.”
I’m the first woman to lead my state. Biden is the first man to surrender his presidency to a woke mob that can’t tell you what a woman is.
Everyday we are told that we must partake in their rituals, salute their flags, and worship their false idols. It’s crazy, and it’s wrong.
— Sarah Huckabee Sanders (@SarahHuckabee) February 8, 2023