Former first lady Michelle Obama created a stir on social media Saturday when she used an unusual spelling of the word “women.”
“State lawmakers will have the power to strip womxn of the right to make decisions about their bodies and their healthcare,” one slide of the post read.
Fact Check: false— Farmer Hooch🌻 (@CompanyHooch) May 16, 2022
Abortion isn’t healthcare nor is it the body of the “womxn” pic.twitter.com/DjGESFPkjd
The alternative spelling is a recent trend used by some progressives as a way to bypass the allegedly disturbing, patriarchal origins of the word “woman.”
Responding to the post, one user wrote, “A former 1st lady advocating for the murder of a marginalized group because of self supremacy. Statistics show abortion is not about ‘women’s health’ or safety. 99% of abortions are elective and used as a form of birth control. And wtf is a ‘womxn’?”
Another, seemingly exasperated, Hispanic female user said, “WOMAN not WOMAXN & Latino, not Latinx says this Latina!”
As of Tuesday morning, the post had been edited and the slide deleted. Continue reading at Newsmax.