As we all know, for some time many women’s charities and organisations have been resolutely erasing all mentions of the word “woman”. We are bleeders, vagina owners, cervix havers, chest feeders, birth parents, etc. The JK Rowling fiasco started because she had the temerity to point out that “woman” isn’t a dirty word. I’ve noticed online that if women object to this woke language there’s general tutting, they get called “TERFS”, they are asked to be kind.
So it was recently international men’s day and I saw so many people eagerly posting how much they love men, how you should go and tell all the men in your life how great they are, how terrible it is that men have various problems. And something I noticed is that no one spontaneously used woke or erasing language. They used the word men to refer to males. But what’s more, I watched a Facebook row erupt because someone jokingly called men “prostate havers”. This was seen as nasty, “TERFY”, unkind, uncalled for and obtuse.
So let me get this straight - the woke thing to do is to call women cervix havers, and complaining about this is transphobic. But at the same time if you use inclusive language for men it’s ... seen as “making a transphobic point” and taking the piss? How can they have such blatant double standards? And why do they think this woke language is ridiculous when applied to prostate havers issues?