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Fury as Cambridge Dictionary updates definition of word ‘woman’

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CAMBRIDGE Dictionary has sparked fury by updating its definition of “woman”.
It says it can now mean “an adult who lives and identifies as female though they may have been said to have a different sex at birth”.
Cambridge dictionary uses the definition 'an adult who lives and identifies as female though they may have been said to have a different sex at birth'1Cambridge dictionary uses the definition ‘an adult who lives and identifies as female though they may have been said to have a different sex at birth’Credit: GettyExamples include “Mary is a woman who was assigned male at birth” and “she was the first trans woman elected to a national office”.
The entry for “male” has also been updated to include individuals who had a “different sex at birth”.
But there was outrage online, with conservative newspaper columnist Rita Panahi saying: “Ceding linguistic territory to the radical Left. What could go wrong?”
Catholic writer Mary Rooke said: “F-ing traitors to the truth. Cambridge Dictionary is only the latest.
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“If we don’t stop them from erasing women our civilisation is not going to make it.”
Free Speech Union founder Toby Young warned the “woke activist” dictionary compilers they had gone down a “slippery slope”.
But transgender and non-binary support group The Beaumont Society backed the dict­ionary, calling its definitions “clear and correct”.

Story Credit: thesun.co.uk

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