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No Cornerstone of Society is safe from Wokeness: Dictionary Bends to LGBTQ Demands

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The woke bandwagon continues, now infiltrating our beloved source for defining words in the American English language: Merriam Webster. 

Merriam Webster announced this week that to fall in line with inclusiveness, they will be redefining the word “female.” 

The dictionary, which is a global authority when it comes to defining all words classic and modern, added to its online definition of the word “female” that the word can mean “having a gender identity that is opposite of male.” What, now?

For the 1a, or primary, definition, female means “of, relating to, or being the sex that typically has the capacity to bear young or produce eggs.”

According to the National Review,  In Merriam-Webster’s tenth edition, the dictionary defines the noun female as “of, relating to, or being the sex that bears young or produces eggs.” The change in the online edition to include the phrase “typically has the capacity” shows that Merriam-Webster is trying to include trans-identifying males within the definition of female. As an actual biological female, I have an issue with this.  A female is a true woman, born as such, which has nothing to do with the “opinion” of a doctor who “assigned” the gender at birth.  Trans-identifying males are not female, no matter how many hormone blockers one consumes or how many gender reassignment procedures one has. You are not a woman, and the same applies to biological women. You are biologically female, no matter what you do to convince yourself otherwise.  However, according to trans activists, men can be women, and vice-versa. 


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To further feed into the madness, the popular Twitter account Libs of TikTok also noted that the online dictionary also changed the definition of the word “girl” by adding a secondary meaning that says “a person whose gender identity is female.” 

A week ago, during a senate hearing on abortion,  law professor Khiara Bridges of the University of California Berkely Law had a terse and heated exchange of words with Sen. Josh Hawley (R-MO) over her use of the phrase “people with the capacity for pregnancy.”

Senator Hawley asked Ms. Bridges if she was referring to women, but Ms. Bridges said that some women couldn’t get pregnant, just as some transgender men and nonbinary people can get pregnant. Do you think?

 Ms. Bridges accused Mr. Hawley of transphobia and said he “opens up trans people to violence by not recognizing them” after he pressed her to answer the question. 

In a somewhat bizarre flip on ideals, Actress Bette Midler criticized the phrase in a tweet earlier this month where she said women are being stripped of everything, including their own name. 

“They don’t call us ‘women’ anymore; they call us ‘birthing people’ or ‘menstruators,’ and even ‘people with vaginas’!” the actress wrote. “Don’t let them erase you! Every human on earth owes you!” 

This is a sentiment that every sane person left on the planet agrees with, and it has nothing to do with being trans-phobic but everything to do with logic and good old-fashioned common sense. Of course, when the left’s agenda thinks they have succeeded in removing God from society, you can convince the masses of left-wing lunatics of just about anything, including the notion that they are whatever gender they want to be because that is how they identify. To quote the great author William Golden (Lord of the Flies),  “I think women are foolish to pretend they are equal to men, they are far superior and always have been.”