By Jonathon Van Maren
The BBC has just released its list of 100 “most inspiring and influential” women of the year. Because it is 2021, that list includes two men — or, as the Daily Mail put it, “at least two trans women.” For those having a hard time keeping up, a “transgender woman” is a man who identifies as a woman, and may or may not have gotten various body bits cut off or sewed on to “pass” as the other sex.
This is apparently not new — the BBC has included men on their list of women a number of times since the annual tradition began in 2013, and the Mail noted vaguely that “it is said a transgender activist who identifies as non-binary was listed in 2019.” With people choosing new identities with increasing frequency, it is apparently difficult to keep up.
The BBC list isn’t the only example of the media’s attempt to suck up to the LGBT movement. For the first time ever, Dictionary.com chose for its 2021 “Word of the Year” a term that was added to the dictionary in … 2021. The company took pains to point this out because the word they chose this year was “allyship.” (If you’re the sort of person who is surprised by the fact that a dictionary is going woke, you may not have been paying attention this year.)
Presumably, those making this choice hoped to ingratiate themselves to the LGBT overlords currently running the culture. They defined allyship as “the status or role of a person who advocates and actively works for the inclusion of a marginalized or politicized group in all areas of society, not as a member of that group but in solidarity with its struggle and point of view and under its leadership.”