Cambridge Dictionary added a new definition to the meaning of “woman,” saying the word also refers to “an adult who lives and identifies as female though they may have been said to have a different sex at birth.”
“Said to have a different sex at birth?” The editors speak as if doctors arbitrarily decide if a newborn baby is male or female. No. Doctors make a determination of an infant’s sex. They don’t arbitrarily “assign sex at birth,” as gender activists claim.
The dictionary has joined the sexually woke who believe that subjective, internal thoughts and feelings redefine reality.
Cambridge Dictionary still has the real meaning of the word as its first definition, saying a woman is “an adult female human being.” It lists that along with a couple examples of “woman” used in a sentence:
That’s the same definition Matt Walsh finally concludes with in his documentary film, “What Is A Woman,” where he exposes the incoherence of gender activism.
But Walsh didn’t invent this. He simply states the truth. Every society around the world and throughout all time has recognized that there are two sexes. Humans are sexually dimorphic. We come in two forms, male and female. That’s biological reality.
This means there are two different, distinct types of adult humans: men and women.
Here is how the online dictionary lists the second definition of “woman,” along with a couple examples of usage in a sentence:
The dictionary is simply buying into modern gender ideology. It is declaring, as if it were truth, what activists have been shouting in recent years, “Trans women are women.”
Cambridge dictionary is published by Cambridge University Press, the oldest publishing house in the world, established by Henry VIII in 1534.
Given his six marriages and at least three mistresses, we’re pretty certain Henry VIII knew that humanity is separated into male and female.
Almost 500 years later, the dictionary is attempting to redefine reality, and critics were quick to point out problems with this. Fox News commented on the added definition, tweeting, “1984 wasn’t supposed to be a how-to manual.”
The news outlet is referring to George Orwell’s dystopian novel, which is famous for its “Newspeak,” the government-created language that redefines words to control the thoughts and speech of those under the totalitarian rule of Big Brother and The Party.
That’s exactly what gender activists and their allies are attempting to do in our world today: control language, thoughts and speech.
Journalist and podcaster Megan Kelly posted, “They won’t stop until we don’t remember what real women are anymore.”
Political commentator Stephen Crowder opined, “Remember, if you can control the language, you can control the population.”
Cambridge Dictionary is not the first out of the gate to redefine “woman.” Back in June, as reported by the Daily Citizen, Merriam-Webster capitulated to woke gender ideology, changing the definition of female to include anyone who has “a gender identity that is the opposite of male.”
In other words, biological males are now females if they think they are, according to Merriam-Webster.
Christians understand that God created humans in His image and likeness – male and female – and that there is profound theological significance to this. Individuals are to reflect God’s image as male or female, growing into the man or woman He made them to be.
We celebrate the image of God in each person. Scripture is clear:
Then God said, “Let us make man in our image, after our likeness…
So God created man in his own image,
in the image of God he created him;
male and female he created them.
And God blessed them. And God said to them, “Be fruitful and multiply and fill the earth and subdue it…
Genesis 1:26-28 (ESV)
When people “identify as,” live as and attempt to look like the opposite sex, they distort God’s clear, intended design. We have compassion for those struggling with sexual identity confusion, and we must demonstrate God’s love to them.
But at the same time, Christians should not join them in their disorder and confirm their confusion as if it were reality. Nor do we follow the world as it embraces this sexual identity confusion.
Having compassion and love does not mean we say things that are false. In this instance, to do so would be to reject God’s creation, His image as reflected in men and women, and His words spoken in Scripture.
Related articles and resources:
A Singularly Christian View of the Transgender Problem
How to Teach Your Children About Marriage: Creative and practical ideas
Raising Children Who Honor Marriage: What you need to know
The ‘Transgender’ Movement is Canceling Women, and It Must Stop
What Are Male and Female in God’s Story?
‘What Is A Woman?’ – Matt Walsh Uses Humor, Pathos and Truth to Expose Lies and Harms of Gender Ideology
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