The winner of this week’s “Leftist Takes Offense on Behalf of Other People for Something Normal People Would Never in a Million Years Find Offensive in Order to Demonstrate a Superior Sense of Moral Authority” — The coveted LTOOBOOPFSNPWNIAMYFOIOTDASSOFMA Award — goes to Senior Editor Bill O’Sullivan of the Washingtonian Magazine, who says the phrase “To
State Start a Family” is a cisnormative microaggression trigger against those who can’t or choose not to have families.
“Start a family devalues any couple who doesn’t happen to have kids, for whatever reason. It even sells single people short, who may not have children but do have ‘chosen’ families of friends,” he argues.
It offends *him* because it might hypothetically hurt the feelings of some other group of people; thus he claims moral authority on their behalf and gets to call anyone who uses the phrase “start a family” a hate-filled bigot.