Cambridge Dictionary has changed its definition of the word “woman” to include anyone who identifies as female, including biological males. In contrast, the traditional definition, which has been used for centuries in the English language, defines a woman as “an adult human female being.”
The online dictionary, which has betrayed its own history by submitting to the woke brigade, now defines a “woman” as “an adult who lives and identifies as female though they may have been said to have a different sex at birth,” according to its website.
The dictionary provides examples of how to use the new definition in conversation. In one example, the dictionary writes “[M]ary is a woman who was assigned male at birth.” Another example claims “She was the first trans woman elected to a national office.”
The change was met with pushback from many, who argued that redefining society’s categorization of gender and sex is harmful and inaccurate.
“Cambridge Dictionary just dropped a new definition of ‘woman’,” Christopher Rufo, a fellow at the Manhattan Institute, tweeted.
Rufo also pointed out that the dictionary used the pronoun “they” to describe the subject rather than “she”.
“Notice that the dictionary writers say ‘*they* may have been.’ They couldn’t bring themselves to write ‘she may have been,’ because they know they’re lying. That’s the tell,” he tweeted.
“Ceding linguistic territory to the radical Left. What could go wrong?” conservative commentator Rita Panahi wrote.
Daily Caller writer Mary Rooke wrote, “F-ing traitors to the truth. Cambridge Dictionary is only the latest. If we don’t stop them from erasing women our civilization is [not going to make it].”