Vocabulary war

News outlets need to stop adopting the language of trans ideology.

NBC News for instance:

“Harry Potter” author J.K. Rowling was hit Monday with renewed criticism calling her views transphobic as she releases her latest book, a mystery novel about a serial killer who dresses as a woman to prey on his victims.

The novel, “Troubled Blood,” is to be published Tuesday as the fifth installment in the “Cormoran Strike” detective series, written under the pseudonym Robert Galbraith. Strike’s latest mystery revolves around a cisgender man who dresses as a woman, according to a review from The Telegraph.

There’s no such thing as “cisgender.” Referring to “a cisgender man” makes about as much sense as referring to “a man with a head.”

I also don’t much like that “Rowling was hit Monday” in the opening sentence; looks too much like wishful fantasy.

The theme is being called out by those who have highlighted Rowling’s history of sharing transphobic opinions online

Aaaaand by the third paragraph we’ve tipped our hand: Rowling is assumed guilty and the people bullying her are assumed stunning and brave.

Some tweeted that although Rowling is still alive, her career is most likely dead, while others imagined Rowling gone so they could enjoy the “Harry Potter” series without associating the novels and films with her.

“in memory of jk rowling,” one user tweeted. “she ain’t dead, but she killed her own career by proudly hating trans people & no one would really miss her that much anyway #ripjkrowling”

All this is fine, apparently.

Actress Cynthia Nixon spoke about the impact of Rowling’s comments on her transgender son, Samuel, in an interview with The Independent posted Monday. Nixon said the author’s comments were “really painful” for her 23-year-old, who has loved the “Harry Potter” series throughout his childhood.

So Cynthia Nixon is encouraging her offspring to live a delusion, and also expects the world to do the same. Not a very reasonable approach.

The rest of the piece is all the usual guff. It’s pathetic.

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