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October 12, 2017

AP Now Warns Writers Away From Noting a Transgender Is In Fact a Transgender

They're forbidding noting that a trans-woman was born a boy, or that a trans-man was born a girl.

Already among "woke" media types there is a taboo against "dead-naming" transgendered people. It is verboten to remind readers that Chelsea Manning was once named Bradley (there, I did it)....

Now comes the AP's gender rewrite. In a series of tweets on Tuesday explaining the changes first promulgated earlier this year, the AP's editors contended that "gender refers to a person's social identity, while sex refers to biological characteristics" and admonished writers to "avoid references to being born a boy or girl." The venerable news agency also endorsed the language- and prose-disfiguring use of "they/them" as a singular pronoun. It even left open the door to more exotic made-up pronouns such as "ze" and "zir."

Tuesday also saw the AP introduce a new rule: Instead of the expressions "sex change" or "transition," writers are to use "gender confirmation." This was a deep kowtow to the transgender movement, which believes that physicians don't alter anything essential or fundamental when they perform a sex-change operation: Caitlyn Jenner was always Caitlyn Jenner. The operation merely confirmed this ontological fact.

Literal magical thinking: The words you say in a magic spell call a new reality into being. Likewise, the language-obsessed left thinks they can summon a new reality by demanding we all chant the same magic words of Social Justice power.


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