May 21, 2020

Words “Husband” and “Wife” are Politically Incorrect – says United Nations

Trustworthy and indepth news stories are more important now than ever.
Support our newsroom by MAKING A CONTRIBUTION HERE
As far the UN is concerned, this couple should not be referred to as husband and wife (Photo by Send a Cow Rwanda)

The United Nations has issued a list of terms it deems unacceptable, including ‘husband/wife’ and ‘boyfriend/girlfriend’, to be replaced with ‘spouse’ and ‘partner’ respectively, according to a meme generated by UN Women.

The list is an attempt to promote gender-neutral language. helping to “create a more equal world”, according to the UN.

Words such as boyfriend and girlfriend are being shunned by the UN, which is telling people to replace them with “neutral” words. Such suggestions include using “spouse” instead of “husband” or “wife” – “owner” instead of “landlord” – “family name” instead of “maiden name”; and more.

Twitter users particularly did not appreciate the UN’s newest free advice, as you can imagine, resulting in tens of thousands of replies, some quirky, some serious – but almost all opposing the UN’s stance.

We can't do quality journalism without your support

Perhaps it goes without saying — but producing quality journalism isn't cheap. At a time when newsroom resources and revenue are declining, The Chronicles remains committed to "Serving Your Right To Know The Truth". Stand with us as we document Rwanda's remarkable journey for you and the future generation. Do you value our journalism? We can't do it without you. Show us with your support by CONTRIBUTING HERE.
Email your news TIPS to or WhatsApp +250788351327.
You can also find us on Signal

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *