- The Washington Times - Thursday, March 8, 2018

Freeform is bleeping out the word “sorry” every time a woman uses it during programming Thursday in honor of International Women’s Day.

“Throughout time, women have been made to feel inadequate, insignificant and tragically apologetic. Those days end March 8,” the network, formerly ABC Family, said in a video tweeted Thursday morning, including the hashtag #NotSorry.

“In observance of International Women’s Day, no woman on this network will say ‘I’m sorry,’ ” the narrator said in the video. “We are not sorry for asking for equal rights and equal pay. We are not sorry for being bold. We are not sorry for being ourselves.”

Freeform also tweeted a video mash-up of female characters in shows like “The Fosters,” “Alone Together” and “Grown-ish,” being bleeped out when they uttered the word “sorry.”

The network is encouraging women to only apologize when they legitimately have something to apologize for.

“The epidemic of female apologizing ends now,” the network declared. “Today, we’re bleeping out every single ‘I’m sorry’ on our air and social platforms.”

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