Preserving Women this Women’s History Month
We celebrate Women’s History Month in March to recognize the amazing accomplishments and contributions made by women to history, culture, and society. In the past couple of years, however, the definition of who qualifies as a woman, worthy of that celebration and recognition, has changed.
Merriam-Webster Dictionary defines a woman as “an adult female person” and defines a female as “of, relating to, or being the sex that typically has the capacity to bear young or produce eggs”. The biology of the female is distinguishable by this function.
In contrast, Cambridge Dictionary changed the definition of a woman to include “an adult who lives and identifies as female though they may have been said to have a different sex at birth”. According to Cambridge, believing or identifying as a female, makes it so.
Except it doesn’t.
Here’s an analogy: A turtle is a turtle from birth. That is its biology and species. No matter how much a turtle may live as a shark and identify as a shark, it will never be a shark. Pretending that a turtle is a shark or can consider itself one, thereby redefining its very nature, is a falsehood.
Cambridge Dictionary changed their definition of a female to include the contingency of emotion and imagination. By doing so, they failed to preserve truth and sacrificed their integrity. A dictionary company that entertains pretenses at the expense of scientific facts cannot be trusted.
The Encyclopedia Britannica asserts the sex chromosome as determining “whether an individual is male or female”. Their information on genetics states that “individuals having two X chromosomes (XX) are female; individuals having one Y chromosome (XY) are male”.
Absolute truths are unquestionable. They are not relative.
These truths are absolute –
1. A turtle cannot be a shark (another species).
2. A female has two X chromosomes.
3. “A woman is an adult female.”
4. Women are ‘who’ we celebrate during Women’s History Month.
Imagine the surprise when in 2022, USA Today included a man for their “USA Today’s Women of the Year” awards. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Dr. Rachel Levine, is a transgender assistant secretary for health and was among the 64 recipients of these awards. Sixty-four “women” were honored even though one was a man (adult male with an XY chromosome).
Also in 2022, the University of Pennsylvania nominated transgender (and male) college swimmer Lia Thomas for the National Collegiate Athletic Association’s 2022 “Woman of the Year” award. Though Thomas lost the bid for the award, the damage to women’s sports was done. Society celebrated the unfair advantage of a biological male competing in women’s sports and honored him for it.
If we do not stand for truth, we stand for nothing and will fall for everything.
Women’s History Month has been celebrated in the United States since 1987. This March and all year round, we must stand firmly for truth, knowing – “Male and female He created them, and He blessed them and named them Man when they were created.” Genesis 5:2
Happy Women’s History Month to all of us, women, real heroes and trailblazers of the world.