Uterus-havers appear to have overreacted about the erasure of “women”, per a new CNN article.

According to the piece, phrases such as “penis owner” and “pregnant person” can help create a sense of inclusion for those who are marginalised and vulnerable — an experience that women wouldn’t really understand, of course. The outlet defends such terms, explaining that sex is “assigned at birth based on biological characteristics of maleness or femaleness”, while gender is a “social construct” which any given culture may associate with biological sex.

Inclusive language is not just a matter of politeness — it’s a matter of medical accuracy, one Dr. Dennis Baron told CNN. His title isn’t derived from a medical degree, though: he’s actually an English professor. Rest assured, birthers.