(TStarnes) – The Cambridge Dictionary has gone woke with its new definition change for “man” and “woman.”
The dictionary kowtowed to transgender activists, using “they” pronouns and connecting sex to how a person “identifies.”
A woman, according to the update, is “an adult who lives and identifies as female though they may have been said to have a different sex at birth.”
The first examples given for a “woman” actually point to biological males:
“She was the first trans woman elected to a national office.”
“Mary is a woman who was assigned male at birth.”
A man is defined as “an adult who lives and identifies as male though they may have been said to have a different sex at birth.”
The examples for “man” are similar to the ones given for “woman”:
“Mark is a trans man (= a man who was said to be female when they were born).”
“Their doctor encouraged them to live as a man for a while before undergoing surgical transition.”
Many pointed out the dangerous and harmful effects the new definition could have.
The (legal) consequences of this may reach much further than we think. Anyone can now argue they are a woman just because they feel like it and be backed up by the world’s most popular dictionary,” Eva Vlaardingerbroek tweeted.
“Language should reflect reality, not your twisted ideology,” she added. “Stop the madness.”
The (legal) consequences of this may reach much further than we think. Anyone can now argue they are a woman just because they feel like it and be backed up by the world’s most popular dictionary.
Language should reflect reality, not your twisted ideology. Stop the madness. pic.twitter.com/3irwfXg9M4
— Eva Vlaardingerbroek (@EvaVlaar) December 13, 2022
Seriously, control of language to define reality is Totalitarianism 101. Polish scholar told me in Live Not By Lies that one must have small groups within which language corresponds to reality. Keeping alive memory of the Real is vital! https://t.co/2NrdGZaSMi
— Rod Dreher (@roddreher) December 13, 2022
The “what is a woman” question has been so effective that they’re now rewriting the dictionary to try and neutralize it. It’s absurd and Orwellian, but also a sign that we’re winning the argument. https://t.co/jAyZJNCBj8
— Matt Walsh (@MattWalshBlog) December 13, 2022
TRANSLATION: A woman is someone who says they are a woman which is a word we cannot define so we define it by using the term in the defintion. https://t.co/XuyzWcKhC1
— Charlie Kirk (@charliekirk11) December 13, 2022