ASSOCIATED PRESS MAKES IT OFFICIAL: New Style Guidelines Avoid Referring To Two Sexes

We all know the liberal media is in the tank for progressive liberalism. Now there are clear guidelines that help that effort along in referring to gender neutrality.

The Washington Times published this:

In a Friday email to subscribers listing updated entries for its style manual, the Associated Press is urging journalists to avoid making references in news stories that suggest there are only two sexes in the human race.

Screen capture from an AP email on Stylebook changes effective March 24, 2017. Portion in red added by Ken Shepherd, Washington Times. (AP)

The term “gender,” the AP Stylebook says, is “[n]ot synonymous with sex.”

“Gender refers to a person’s social identity while sex refers to biological characteristics,” the style guide explains.

“Not all people fall under one of two categories for sex or gender, according to leading medical organizations, so avoid references to both, either or opposite sexes or genders as a way to encompass all people. When needed for clarity or in certain stories about scientific studies, alternatives include men and women, boys and girls, males and females.”

The Stylebook issued further guidance for use of pronouns under an entry named “they, them, their.” Those third-person plural pronouns are preferred by some transgender or gender fluid individuals who say they are not comfortable with traditional male or female personal pronouns.

Bet you can’t wait to read this weird understanding of the English language in future news reports. As if you weren’t already tired of how liberal progressives have already ruined the news.

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