Cambridge Dictionary has re-defined meanings of ‘woman’ and ‘man’!
According to the Cambridge dictionary, “man” is now “an adult who lives and identifies as a male though they may have been said to have a different sex at birth.”
While the updated definition of “woman” reads: “An adult who lives and identifies as female though they may have been said to have a different sex at birth”.
The Oxford English Dictionary and Merriam-Webster both recently expanded their definitions of “woman” and “female,” respectively, and the Cambridge Dictionary has now done the same.
Oxford changed the definition of “woman” in 2020 in response to criticism that the word and the related pejorative synonyms were “sexist.”
According to the dictionary, a “woman” is not only a man’s lover, but also “a person’s wife, girlfriend, or female lover.”
The definition of “man” has also been modified to use gender-neutral language.
On the other hand, the Cambridge Dictionary has been criticised for updating its definition of “man” and “woman” to include people who do not identify with the sex they were born with.
Try and tell me they’re not trying to erase women.
Cambridge dictionary have changed the definition of a woman. This cannot be accepted. We will not be erased
Woman = adult human female.
Not someone who ‘identifies as female’ pic.twitter.com/n0Ytn7jV72
— Sophie Corcoran (@sophielouisecc) December 13, 2022
Maybe it’s time to redefine the word “dictionary”.
Maybe something like
a book of words and terms whose meanings are fluid and subject to change by anyone due to politics, emotional needs or social engineering.
* see Wikipedia
— Scrib (@ronscr) December 13, 2022
The Cambridge Dictionary just changed the definition of "woman." Remember, if you can control the language, you can control the population.
— Steven Crowder (@scrowder) December 13, 2022
— leilani dowding 🌸🚜 ☮️ (@LeilaniDowding) December 13, 2022
Not only has Cambridge Dictionary changed the definition of woman to ignore biological fact, they also say the word female is "offensive".
There's no reference to the word "male" being offensive. That word is fine.
— Samantha Wood (@Samanth84119438) December 13, 2022
‘Woman’ now means some women and some men 🙄 Please make it stop. https://t.co/WkOXz0X9EE
— Louise Ashworth 🦖 🟩⬜️🟪 (@Ashworth101) December 13, 2022
Cambridge dictionary doesn't mention anything about use of the noun 'man' thats offensive…but apparently use if the word woman is! Go figure! pic.twitter.com/4ni1NDFOnR
— Women And Children First (@bongodingo1) December 13, 2022
What’s this “Mary is a woman who was assigned male at birth”? Assigned? He wasn’t “assigned”. He was identified as male, with male chromosomes in every cell of his body. And he still has those chromosomes. https://t.co/WxYIZacNTQ
— Roger Helmer (@RogerHelmerMEP) December 14, 2022