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Cambridge dictionary alters definitions of ‘man’ and ‘woman’ to include how one ‘identifies’

One commentator argued the Cambridge Dictionary is ‘ceding linguistic territory to the radical Left’

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Cambridge Dictionary has altered the definitions of the words “man” and “woman” to include people who identify as a gender other than their biological sex. “Woman” has been amended with the added definition: “an adult who lives and identifies as female though they may have been said to have a different sex at birth.”

“Man” now includes the added definition: “an adult who lives and identifies as male though they may have been said to have a different sex at birth.” The changes have led to criticism, such as from Christopher Rufo, a fellow at the Manhattan Institute who also noted the dictionary used the pronoun “they” to describe the subject instead of “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,” Rufo tweeted.

Senior writer at National Review, Dan McLaughin, tweeted the decision is Orwellian. “1984 wasn’t supposed to be a how-to manual,” he tweeted.

Fox News reports of the change:

Cambridge Dictionary’s alteration of the words “woman” and “man” reflect a growing trend on the left to reject the once universally accepted usage of those categories. In April, Fox News published a report that highlighted numerous Biden administration agencies’ failure to be able to answer the question: “What is a woman?“.

British social commentator Adam Brooks wrote: “Oh wow, the @CambridgeWords dictionary definition of a woman is shocking, how did we get here? Surely women aren’t happy with this?”

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].”

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