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Well, it appears that the American Cancer Society has been captured by the woke PC Police. The organization released a new set of guidelines for pap screenings this week, but the guidance drew attention not because of the actual advice but because the ACS went (well) out of its way to make sure that transgender people did not get offended by the word “women.”
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The American Cancer Society has been slammed for using the phrase ‘individuals with a cervix’ in its latest pap screening advice, rather than women.

Cervical cancer screening is now recommended to start at 25, instead of 21, and HPV testing should begin at 25 rather than 30.

But in updating its advice, the ACS used ‘individuals with a cervix’, rather than ‘women’ in its guidance, because transgender, non-binary and gender-nonconforming individuals can also have a cervix.

The phrasing was ridiculed online, with one Twitter user saying: ‘Individuals with a cervix is a long way to just say women.’

Oh lordy, these folks are out of control.

“I’m pretty sure there’s a word for these individuals but I can’t be certain,” noted blogger Matt Walsh.

Another Twitter user, however, was pleased by the American Cancer Society for using the phrase, insisting that “it is the correct way to phrase that statement.”

Sure. Whatever you say, buddy.

This is reminiscent of the controversy last year when Always decided to remove the “female” symbol from their tampon boxes because, after all, men can have periods, too. Or when a tech company wrote a piece earlier this year arguing for a post-COVID world with greater equality for “people who menstruate.” That latter piece enraged writer JK Rowling, who mocked it saying she was “sure there was a word for those people.” Rowling, of course, has become Public Enemy #1 for the LGBT left after coming out against this insanity.

When we’ve gotten to the point where we can no longer even use the word “women” as a convenient category to describe “individuals with a cervix,” we are all the way through the looking glass. Surely most people can see this madness for what it is. But if we are building an environment where people are canceled and fired for speaking out against this obvious nonsense, how long will it be before any and all backlash goes silent?

Hell, it seems to us that we’re pretty much there already.

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American Cancer Society Reduces Women to “Individuals With a Cervix” - Total Conservative News

The Federal Drug and Food Administration is planning to issue a guide for proper eating that advises you to:

A. List your ten favorite foods.

B. List your five favorite beverages.

C. List all green vegetables that look like marsh grass, fur balls, or little trees.

D. List water.

E. Avoid A & B; eat only C; drink only D.

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Webasto’s measures to contain the coronavirus among its workforce turned out to be insufficient and has led to the northern region of Italy to be quarantined. Here’s how it happened.
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New York Times bestselling author Laura Lippman, a journalist for many years, collects here her recent essays exploring motherhood as an older mom, her life as a reader, her relationships with her parents, friendship, and other topics that will resonate with a large audience.  Her voice is wry and relatable, her takes often surprising.
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Catching a glimpse of a deer makes the world go suddenly quiet. One clumsy move, even a gasp, could send these two white-tailed deer, with a flash of their namesake tails, deeper into the woods. But if you live between southern Canada and South America, chances are good you'll get another opportunity to see these native deer. ...

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Lightning storm in the Tortolita Mountain foothills, north of Tucson, Arizona, in the Sonoran Desert

Lightning strikes are common during the summer monsoon in southwestern US states and northwestern Mexico. In Arizona and New Mexico, powerful thunderstorms roll in most every afternoon from early July until mid-September. Here, in the Sonoran Desert north of Tucson, Arizona, severe weather over saguaro cactus makes for a dramatic scene.
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In our time, few branches of science have taken as much public abuse as quantum physics, the study of how things behave at the atomic scale.
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Try calling to mind Nirvana’s Nevermind without its naked, swimming baby; or London Calling without Paul Simenon smashing his bass. Think of Sgt. Pepper’s or Abbey Road without thinking about their sleeves. Classic rock albums and classic, unforgettable album covers are inseparably intertwined.
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City officials ignored their own application process for public art projects to paint Black Lives Matter murals around the five boroughs.
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