Kirstie Alley Blasts ‘Gender-Inclusive’ Language Like ‘Chestfeeding’

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Kirstie Alley Blasts ‘Gender-Inclusive’ Language Like ‘Chestfeeding’

By Movieguide® Staff

Actress Kirstie Alley blasted the new call for “gender-inclusive” language that suggests people now refer to breastfeeding as “chestfeeding.”

“I’m a little tired of the degrading and nullifying of women and their abilities. Breastfeeding is one of our abilities. It’s a beautiful and important ability. Knock off the nullifying of women for the sake of lunatics. Equal rights does not equal insanity,” Alley tweeted.

The conservative actress’ tweet comes after the Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine suggested using language such as “chestfeeding” and “father’s milk” in new guidelines.

“ABM recognizes that not all people who give birth and lactate identify as female, and that some individuals identify as neither female nor male. The statement states that to be inclusive to all people in written materials, the use of desexed or gender-inclusive language is appropriate in many settings. The statement also calls for an end to violence and discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, and intersex, plus (LGBTQI+) people,” the organization said in a release.

Their full statement is available here.

Despite pushback, Alley doubled down on her stance.

“We all have opinions. Probably the main reason social media is so popular. Especially on our own sites. I guess it’s also inviting other opinions of our opinions but I don’t feel obligated to be ‘sweet’ when people are nasty to me about my own site opinions. BlAh blAh blAh,” she tweeted.


Though some groups tout “gender-inclusive” language is progressive and kind, it defies the biblical standard set out by our Creator in Genesis when it reads, “So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them.”

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