The Cambridge Dictionary of English has officially changed the definitions of the words man and woman.
And while it used to be taken for granted that we look up the meanings of unknown words in dictionaries, we live in a time when we are supposed to use dictionaries to learn new ideological meanings of certain commonly known terms.
Under pressure from a radical liberal agenda, the Cambridge Dictionary caved in and decided it needed to be more “inclusive” and expand the definitions of the terms woman and man.
A woman, as they explain, is “an adult who lives and identifies as female though they may have been said to have a different sex at birth,” and a man is, accordingly, “an adult who lives and identifies as male though they may have been said to have a different sex at birth.”
Even if we go along this same problematic and superficial path, we cannot help but wonder how we are to determine whether someone “lives as a male” or “as a female”, that is, what makes that person a member of a certain gender. Especially considering that the new Cambridge definitions reject all biological and natural characteristics.
Interestingly, the adjective “female” is defined as something that refers to a woman, as well as “the sex that can give birth.”
The word “feminine,” according to this dictionary, means “having characteristics traditionally thought to be typical of or suitable for a woman.”
Erasing biological sex
For several years already, there has been an insistence in the West to avoid using the word “women” and instead talk about “persons who menstruate” or “persons with a uterus.”
Liberal activists in the US, for example, were upset last year that a new maternity hospital in New York was named the “Alexandra Cohen Hospital for Women and Babies” because “non-binary pregnant people” and “pregnant transgender men” might be offended, US media reported.
A few weeks ago, the Irish parliament greenlighted leaving tampons and pads in men’s toilets “to help all menstruating persons”.
It remains to be seen what are the next “offensive” words will be, whose new meanings will be imposed on us.