The woke-police have scored another big win, this time by targeting the dictionary.
Let me explain.
Merriam-Webster tweeted that “The non-binary pronoun ‘they’ has been added to the dictionary.”
Yes, the word “they” is now intended to be used as a pronoun so as not to offend transgender people.
I weep for our culture.
Webster said the new definition of “they” reads as follows: “Those ones—used as a third person pronoun serving as the plural of he, she, or it or referring to a group of two or more individuals.”
As if that wasn’t enough, Merriam-Webster elaborated further:
“They, their, them, themselves: English lacks a common-gender third-person singular pronoun that can be used to refer to indefinite pronouns (such as everyone, anyone, someone).
The editor of Merriam-Webster, Emily Brewster, told USA Today that “In most recent years, we have this non-binary ‘they,’ which is now appearing in carefully edited text. It’s appearing in the New York Times. It is being chosen by people and mentioned in articles with some frequency. It’s simply not a usage that can be ignored anymore.”
Our ancestors must be laughing at us from above.
Here is a little science lesson for the Social Justice Warriors: there are only two sexes. Those two sexes are not separate from their genders. A male has two X chromosomes, and a female has an X and Y chromosomes.
Science lesson over.
Facebook has an option for 50 different genders.
50? Why not 51 or 52? Isn’t the number just arbitrary anyway?
This propagation of gender identity by the Left is pure nonsense.
It’s not based on any scientific fact. It is just a way for Leftists to create a new class of victims.
The whole premise of modern-day leftism is that there are classes of people being oppressed.
There is an intersectionality spectrum, with minorities at the top of the list, then differing gender identities, and white males all the way at the bottom.
White males are the Left’s favorite target. They are the root of all evil, according to the Left. It is white males who are holding back “progress.”
They are willing to make up science to achieve their goals.
To the Left, the ends always justify the means.
Matt Walsh at the Daily Wire encapsulated the absurdity of the Left’s language manipulation. He wrote”
“Tragically, we still live in a world where most people are satisfied to consign themselves to grammatically correct pronouns.
Rather than treating language like a toy that can be owned and manipulated and played with, these unthinking drones are stuck in the last century—when language was thought to be a method of communication that depended on certain set structures, rules, and conventions…
They have looked within themselves and discovered that the standard English language just cannot properly convey the depth and beauty of their inner experience.”
If you are offended, you need not worry. Merriam-Webster is willing to change the English language to appease you.
We live in strange times, indeed.