Merriam-Webster Bends Knee to LGBTQ Radicals, Changes its Dictionary Definition of “Female”
( Gateway Pundit )
It’s official. The radicals have changed the dictionary definition of what it is to be female.
Merriam-Webster has updated their records to reflect the newly-approved Orwellian progressive terminology for defining what a woman actually is.
Thanks to Merriam-Webster, Ketanji Jackson doesn’t have to worry about not being a biologist.
According to Merriam-Webster, the term ‘female‘ now describes anyone who has “a gender identity that is the opposite of male.” Conversely, the word male was updated to include those “having a gender identity that is the opposite of female.”
From Merriam-Webster’s definition of ‘female‘ (new addition in BOLD):
“a(1): of, relating to, or being the sex that typically has the capacity to bear young or produce eggs b:having a gender identity that is the opposite of male”
It’s worth pointing out that definition ‘a’ (sex that bears young/ produces eggs) is completely incongruent with definition ‘b’ (feels like a woman) – but, hey, they’ll get to that later. One step at a time. These radicals can barely chew gum and walk at the same time without getting overwhelmed.
Welcome to 1984.
Never mind that the trans activists have always insisted that sex and "gender identity" are two different things. If they can rewrite the dictionary then they can certainly redefine their own made up jargon as they please. — Matt Walsh (@MattWalshBlog) July 19, 2022
In other words, even the notion of biological sex – which LGBTQ activists have claimed is completely separate from “gender identity” – is now being taken over by radical gender theory.
Even Planned Parenthood – the apex of evil institutions – claims that biological sex and gender are often confused as being the same thing. These activists were unable to convince people, so they just changed the definition of the words to fit their agenda.
Aka. business as usual for the Marxist left.
From Planned Parenthood:
“It’s easy to confuse sex and gender. Just remember that biological or assigned sex is about biology, anatomy, and chromosomes. Gender is society’s set of expectations, standards, and characteristics about how men and women are supposed to act.”
Uh oh…Someone’s definitions seem to be out of date… looks like PP needs a visit from the Ministry of Truth.
In reality, what a woman is – what a female is – is basic stuff that’s been settled science for thousands of years.
Even with the advent of modern medicine and technology, the findings – XX chromosomes, XY chromosomes, etc. – have confirmed what had once been widely accepted truth – men are men, and women are women. Feelings have nothing to do with it.
Nevertheless, LGBTQ Radicals have been putting in overtime to redefine all language associated with women. Even the Biden Regime has made sweeping changes that replace gendered words with new Orwellian terms like “birthing person.”
But, when all else fails they resort to changing the actual definition, as the CDC did with the word “vaccines.”
It’s just a shame that a longstanding, once-reputable institution like Merriam-Webster would bend the knee like this. What a joke.