Cambridge Dictionary redefines words 'man' and 'woman,' sparking backlash
Social media users expressed outrage after Cambridge Dictionary redefined the terms "man" and "woman."
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Cambridge Dictionary has redefined the words "man" and "woman," resulting in some confusion and outrage.
On the Cambridge Dictionary website, "man" has two definitions: "an adult male human being" and "an adult who lives and identifies as male though they may have been said to have a different sex at birth."
The word "woman" also has two definitions, according to the dictionary: "an adult female human being" and "an adult who lives and identifies as female though they may have been said to have a different sex at birth."
Much of the criticism appears to be social media posts from conservatives.
"So … how do they define 'living and identifying as female' ?" asked Christina Pushaw, Florida Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis' outspoken political aide.
Conservative attorney Marina Medvin jokingly said: "I identify as a textbook. Hard cover, fine print pages."
Daily Caller writer Mary Rooke called the dictionary writers "... traitors to the truth," according to the New York Post.
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