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Why the woke war against women?

4 August 2020

5:00 AM

4 August 2020

5:00 AM

Just when you think the world cannot get any sillier, it does. 

The American Cancer Society is now recommending that cervical cancer testing commence at 25, not 21. 

That is pretty straightforward information. 

But the increasingly far-left CNN thought it was more important to pitch this at individuals with cervix”, rather than the only demographic it applies to – women. 

The full tweet stated that “Individuals with a cervix are now recommended to start cervical cancers screening at 25 and continue through age 65, with HPV testing every five years as the preferred method of testing, according to a new guideline released by the American Cancer Society.” 

Word economy and the avoidance of clumsy language is always advocated in journalism 

The quicker the point is made the better. 

The whole point of the American Cancer Society’s new guideline for cervical cancer screening has been lost. 

The audience has tuned out to the real message because they have been forced to focus on CNN’s agenda. 

Twitter madness has replaced basic biology with radical ideology. 

Common sense has disappeared. Instead, the woke warriors now worry about not offending anyone ever, which in itself is an oxymoron. 

Someone somewhere will always be offended by something but when basic biological facts start being replaced by a gender agenda everyone may as well pack up and go home. 

Individuals with a cervix”.   

“People who menstruate”. 

Is there a single word that can be used instead? If so, why not use it? 

JK Rowling has run the gauntlet ever since she took exception to an opinion piece titled, “Creating a more equal post-Covid 19 world for people who menstruate.” 

She simply “corrected” it to “women” setting off a storm.  

JK Rowling’s tweets drew a flood of criticism from members of the perpetually aggrieved community. Even actors who have played major roles in the Harry Potter cinematic franchise joined the attacks. 

The 55-year old author denies being transphobic but despite her denial, activists are refusing to believe her, even after revealing her comments were motivated by a desire to protect women from abuse arising from her own experiences of domestic abuse and sexual assault. 

So much for freedom of expression. 

For a woman who has written more words in her lifetime than most will ever speak, her freedom to express herself isn’t there. 

In Scotland, a billboard at a railway station in support of the author has been removed as the row continues over her views on transgender. 

Feminist Kellie-Jay Keen-Minshull actually paid for the poster saying “I (heart) JK Rowling” but the railway company has removed it, apparently “owing to its political nature”. 

Keen-Minshull herself opposes reforms to allow trans people to declare their own gender and has described the railway company’s move as “incredibly sinister”. 

Freedom of expression in the western world is now under threat. 

Angry activists think they will get their way by hounding people into submission. And many people whose livelihoods at stake will not directly push back against their bullying. 

But then the same loud activists will wonder why in election after election we see results like those in the USA in 2016,  and in Australia and the United Kingdom in 2019. 

The silent majority who have endured the wrath will let their ballot papers do the talking. 

Clinical practice guidelines, health advice on prostate cancer testing around the world, in fact, anything related to prostate cancer for men continually mentions the words “men” and “male”. 

Last time I checked, men are the only people who have a prostate that needs checking. 

The more that organisations engage in pushing activist agendas instead of doing the job they purport to do (in CNN’s case actually reporting news), the more they will alienate mainstream people. 

In the future, will we live in a world which will recommend standard PSA blood test  screening for anyone who “feels like they may have a prostate, wish they had a prostate or cannot quite find their prostate?” 

I hope not 

All that would result in are precious medical appointments being wasted by those who simply don’t need them.   

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