As part of a broader attempt to control language, the Associated Press has revised its Stylebook to promote the propagandistic language and ideology of the LGBT movement.
The Associated Press’s new style guide defines the word “transgender” as “a person whose gender identity does not match their sex assigned at birth.”
The international news agency also advises writers to avoid terms like “biological sex,” “male or female hormones” and “sex change,” and instead use words such as “sex assigned at birth,” specific hormone names, and “gender transition.” The Stylebook also calls certain words “slurs,” such as using a transgender person’s previous name, or “deadname.”
It even devotes an entire section of the revised style guide to transgender sports, warning writers not to “misgender or imply doubt” about transgender athletes. For example, the guide instructs writers not to use the phrase “former men’s swimmer” and instructs them to say that transgender athletes “are banned from playing on teams in line with their gender.”
Merriam-Webster’s online dictionary made a similar change by injecting radical gender ideology into its definitions of “male” and “female.” The secondary definition of “female,” now reads “having a gender identity that is the opposite of male.”
Much of Big Tech and the media are in on this war against words too, as they frequently censor opinions they deem “hate speech.” Alliance Defending Freedom and Christian financial technology firm Inspire Insight conducted a study called the Viewpoint Diversity Score Business Index to uncover the extent to which the most influential U.S. companies protect free speech. The results were “abysmal.”
These are Orwellian attempts to control speech and public opinion. “But if thought corrupts language, language can also corrupt thought,” writes George Orwell in 1984. By manipulating language and shaping it to reflect a specific ideology, our greatest cultural influences can control public thought.
Much like the Party in 1984, their goal is to erase all knowledge of “oldspeak” in order to enforce mass delusion. “Don’t you see that the whole aim of Newspeak is to narrow the range of thought?” Orwell writes. “In the end we shall make thought-crime literally impossible, because there will be no words in which to express it.”
The left is attempting to present their subjective and flawed worldview as fact. Readers are being taught more than just what language to use, but how to view certain topics.
It’s essential that Americans stand by truth and facts and not become complacent. Every time an incorrect phrase is used, it should be corrected and clarified. Anytime cultural influences aim to manipulate and control language to advance their own agenda, they should be called out and condemned. Language plays a vital role in shaping the culture, and the war on words is worth standing up against.