If you’ve ever been pregnant, or know any woman who has been pregnant, you know that doctors will usually tell the mother-to-be not to drink heavily, but that if they have a glass of wine here or there, it’s not going to cause damage to the growing human inside them.
Apparently, some “academics” in the United Kingdom have decided that warning women about the potential dangers of drinking alcohol during pregnancy is somehow sexist. As reported by The Telegraph:
Advising women not to drink when pregnant is “sexist” and causes “needless anxiety”, senior academics have said.
Pregnancy charities and researchers have called for a change to the “alarmist” official Government guidelines, which warn expectant mothers to avoid alcohol completely.
They say the policy has no basis in evidence and ends up “stigmatising” women and excluding them from society.
Apparently these ignorant “academics” have never heard of fetal alcohol syndrome, which is a horrifying and 100% preventable condition that devastates a child’s life, all because of the choices the child’s mother makes.
No, having a glass of wine here or there isn’t going to cause FAS, but warning women about the dangers isn’t fear mongering, it’s just sensical.
And how the hell is it sexist to warn women about the potential dangers? Last time we checked, only women can get pregnant (although some left-wing loons will debate that). It would only be sexist if both men and women could get pregnant and they were only telling women they shouldn’t drink during pregnancy and not men.
But when has science stopped left-wing lunacy?
These people need to keep their heads buried in academia and not stick them out to offer up garbage opinions that further prove why academia is completely out of touch with the real world.