Mayor Kenney is losing it.
A sad announcement mourning a life lost was turned into progressive parody by the mayor’s office. Here’s the first paragraph with my edits:
“Once again our city has been rocked by senseless gun violence. Tonight, we tragically lost a 15-year-old who had their entire life ahead of them. I extend my deepest condolences to their family during this unimaginable time. The lives of at least two other teenage victims will also never be the same, as they now have to recover from gunshot wounds that ravaged their young bodies, and face the long-term impacts of experiencing this trauma.”
In reality, the dead victim was a 15-year-old boy who had his entire life in front of him. And he, not them, had a family, which mourns.
Now — a small percentage of you may be thinking, well, maybe they were nonbinary and thought of
himself as they.
In that case, did Kenney have their families’ permission to out their
Naw, you know what? It’s just our thumbsucking mayor taking gender neutering to ridiculous lengths.
Yes, I know some grammarians are beginning to accept “their” when the person’s gender is not known, replacing the standard “him or her.” It’s another example of norms being destroyed not because they are wrong, but because people are lazy and progressives find “rules” and “norms” oppressive.
Progressives, you gotta love ‘em. (Because there are laws against trapping them.)