ACLU Apologizes for Altering Ruth Bader Ginsburg Quote

( )- Last week, to honor the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on the anniversary of her death, the American Civil Liberties Union tweeted out a meme using one of Ginsburg’s most famous pro-choice quotes.

Only, they didn’t exactly quote it verbatim.

Instead, the ACLU meme replaced every specific mention of female nouns — “woman” or “she” or “her” – with bracketed “gender-neutral” terms like [person] or [their] or [they].

Yeah, [they] really did.

Needless to say, this clumsy, stupid tweet got ratioed into oblivion by people criticizing and mocking the ACLU for bending over backwards to “ungender” Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s decidedly female message. Most of those criticisms pointed out the hypocrisy of promoting what many believe were Ginsburg’s strongest defense of women by effectively erasing women from existence.

The criticism and mockery grew so intense, the ACLU’s executive director Anthony Romero was forced to issue an apology, telling the New York Times on Monday that he regretted the tweet which he blamed on the ACLU’s digital team.

Romero told the Times that the ACLU would not be altering anyone’s quotes again, saying it was “a mistake among the digital team.” Romero assured the Times that changing quotes so that they are no longer actually quotes isn’t something the ACLU ever did.

Maybe not. But now the ACLU employs a bunch of far-Left identity politics cranks who are all-in on “birthing people” and “people with periods.” The ACLU’s “deputy director for transgender justice” is Chase Strangio, a woman who thinks she’s a man.

Of course the old ACLU also used to care about free speech and free expression.

But this new ACLU last year fought to have a book banned from distribution. Why? Because the book, “Irreversible Damage: The Transgender Craze Seducing Our Daughters” by Abigail Shrier is about the danger of forcing girls into transgenderism. Last fall, Strangio proudly declared that getting Shier’s book banned “is 100% a hill I will die on.”

So changing she to [they] in a Ruth Bader Ginsburg quote may not be something the old ACLU would do, but this new book-banning ACLU? [They] most certainly would.