Arkansas Governor Bans Woke Anti-Women Words

Arkansas Governor Bans Woke Anti-Women Words

Arkansas governor Sarah Huckabee Sanders has had ENOUGH! Arkansas will no longer participate in the erasure of women’s experiences. Governor Sanders is the first woman and first mother to serve as the governor of Arkansas, acknowledging the unique perspective and experiences of a woman and a mother.

“We are no longer going to allow the left to redefine terms that weaken and frankly demean women here in state government and here in the state of Arkansas. Today we’re taking a stand against woke nonsense. It’s demeaning to women, and it needs to stop.”

On October 19th, Arkansas governor, Sarah Huckabee Sanders signed an executive order to eliminate woke, anti-women words from state government and respect women.

In a press conference at the signing of the executive order, Governor Sanders stated: “At no time will I apologize for defending women and standing up for the differences between men and women. How many times should a woman have to be insulted before we stand up and do better for women?”

It’s crazy that we are in a time when executive orders like this are even needed to protect women, yet here we are and we are grateful for Governor Sanders taking a stand to protect women and we hope to see more of this around the country.


WHEREAS:    Women are women;

WHEREAS:    An XX chromosome is an XX chromosome. The science is clear and real;

WHEREAS:    There are things only women can do, like perform the miracle of birth;

WHEREAS:    Government should reject language that ignores, undermines, and erases women;

WHEREAS:    Government should celebrate gender distinctions between men and women—not erase them; and

WHEREAS:    It is the policy of this administration to prohibit the use of woke, anti-women words for official state government business.

NOW, THEREFORE, I, SARAH HUCKABEE SANDERS, acting under the authority vested in me as the Governor of the State of Arkansas, do hereby order:

(1)    All state offices, departments, boards, and commissions are prohibited from using exclusionary, sexist language in official state government business, effective immediately.

(2)    In official government documents, the following exclusionary and sexist terms shall be replaced with accurate, female-affirming alternatives:

a.    Rather than “pregnant people” or “pregnant person,” use “pregnant women” or “pregnant mom.” 

b.    Rather than “chestfeeding,” use “breastfeeding.” 

c.    Rather than “body fed” or “person fed,” use “breast fed.”

d.    Rather than “human milk,” use “breast milk.”

e.    Rather than “birthing person,” use “birth mom.”

f.    Rather than “laboring person,” use “birth mom.”

g.    Rather than “menstruating person” or “menstruating people,” use “woman” or “women.”

h.    Rather than “birth-giver,” use “woman.”

i.    Rather than “womxn” or “womyn,” use “woman.”

IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and cause the Great Seal of the State of Arkansas to be affixed this 19th day of October, in the year of our Lord 2023.

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