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CALL ME LATE FOR DINNER, BUT DON’T CALL ME “MA’AM”

Posted by Andrew Roman on June 18, 2009

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It must be celebration time at the National Organization For Women, not to mention Alan Alda’s house. The Sally-Jesse-Raphael bra-burning set is probably high-fiving each other. Yoko Ono and Roseanne Barr are almost certainly grinning from ear lobe to ear lobe. A new era has been ushered in by California Senator Barbara Boxer who has openly and adamantly rejected the patriarchal chains that have bound people of her sex for millennia. The false veneer of shallow respect long tossed over the “fair sex” by control-happy, chest-beating, meat-eating, sex-starved men like so much garden mulch has been exposed and blown up with America watching, thanks to the junior senator from the Golden State.

It’s all over now for the word “ma’am.”

It’s the end of an era.

The word “ma’am” will no longer be good enough … so said Boxer, the 68-year old Chairman of the Environment and Public Works Committee (or is that Chairwoman? Or Chairperson? Or Chairhuman?) to Brigadier General Michael Walsh on Tuesday at a committee hearing on Capitol Hill.

As the General began to answer a question posed by the Senator with the word “ma’am,” Boxer interrupted, “You know, do me a favor. Could you say ‘senator’ instead of ‘ma’am?’ It’s just a thing. I worked so hard to get that title, so I’d appreciate it, yes. Thank you.”

“Yes, Senator,” the General continued.

So there.

And for anyone who didn’t see the video of her making the request, trust me when I say that she wasn’t pleased. In fact, it looks as though she may have sat on a taco salad shell the wrong way.

The question now is … Will anyone ever have the temerity to address any female Senator from this moment forward as “ma’am?”

How long now until the word “ma’am” is deemed an insult or a condescension in popular culture?

How long until officers of the American armed forces are asked to resign their commissions for using the word?

When will this all be worked into “sensitivity training” curricula everywhere?

What next?

Does this mean we can expect not to hear the words “toots” or “love buns” in committee meetings now?

Great. Just great.

Oh God of Political Correctness, why do you mock me?

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