I am a vagina hear me roar

Climate Change used to be Global Warming but then someone realised that, due to a lack of evidence that the globe was actually warming, they’d better change the language rather than admit they were wrong.

In other examples, people have tried to make bad things sound better by changing the language. Making offensive, hurtful or just factual words sound kinder is the underlying justification for most of the politically correct language that we hear today.

I can understand to some degree why people wanted to replace the word retarded with intellectually handicapped for example. However, retarded isn’t a cruel word it is simply a statement of fact. All kinds of things can be retarded as it means less advanced.

Yesterday, however, on Newsroom I read a headline that contained a new politically correct term that made my jaw drop in amazement.

The original term was Sex change surgery and then it was changed to Gender reassignment surgery. Now the latest term for the surgery that trans-sexual people undergo is wait for it…

Gender affirmation surgery.


Affirmations are positive things you say to yourself in front of a mirror like ” You are good looking, your friends all like you and you are going to have a great day today.”

The surgery on Trans people involves physical mutilation, scalpels and pain. It doesn’t involve any affirmations.

If it did and no scalpel was required I imagine it would go something like this…

The doctor would sit down and have a heart to heart with the genitals involved. He or she would say something like…

” You are a beautiful big vagina and you belong to a beautiful woman. Don’t worry about the fact that you look like a penis. You are the genitals you identify as. I affirm that you are the genitals of a woman.”

” You are a small but manly penis and you belong to a powerful man. Don’t worry about the fact that you look like a vagina. You are the genitals you identify as. I affirm that you are the genitals of a man.”


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