Taking to TikTok on Monday (November 7), Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmore (D) described women as “people with a period” in a short address touting a bipartisan tax cut.
In the clip posted to TikTok, Whitmore uses the phrase “people with a period” while discussing feminine hygiene products.
The phrase is the latest in a slew of terms Democrats have been using in a backlash-ridden refusal to refer to women as “women.” The various terms they’ve used include complicated terms that they say are more inclusive of transgender people.
In the clip on TikTok, Whitmore explains the bipartisan tax cut, saying it will “help reduce the economic burden of the cost of menstrual products” for those with lower incomes.
The Michigan Governor relays that the move will save “people with a period from paying taxes on up to $4,800 in spending over the course of their lifetime.”
On Tuesday (November 8), Whitmore will be up for reelection, facing off against Republican Tudor Dixon.
Whitmore currently leads Dixon by nine percentage points, having support from 51.3 percent of Michigan’s voter base compared to 43.7 percent support for Dixon.
These are the latest figures according to a WDIV/Detroit News poll that showed abortion and inflation were top issues for Michigan voters.
Dixon has been trailing Whitmore in the polls primarily due to Independent voters, who support Whitmore 57 percent, compared to Dixon’s 30 percent.
Around the country, Democrats have attempted to make abortion a primary issue for voters, emphasizing that the right to choose is on the ballot. In Michigan, despite being supplanted by inflation, abortion holds the second spot for issues concerning voters when they head to the polls.
Gretchen Whitmer is so afraid to say the word “women” that she went with the phrase, “people with a period” instead. How embarrassing.
— Brigitte Gabriel (@ACTBrigitte) November 8, 2022