CNN spokesman Matt Dornic doubled down on the network’s decision to use the phrase “individuals with a cervix” instead of “women” Friday.
The network tweeted Thursday about cervical cancer screening and HPV testing. The tweet used the phrase “individuals with a cervix” instead of referring to these “individuals” as women. A cervix is present in females and connects the vagina and uterus in a female’s reproductive system.
Multiple publications wrote about the phrasing, including The Federalist, Town Hall and The Daily Mail. Dornic pointed out these articles and doubled down on the phrasing, suggesting it was an attempt to be inclusive towards transgender and intersex people.
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Individuals with a cervix are now recommended to start cervical cancers screening at 25 and continue through age 65, with HPV testing every five years as the preferred method of testing, according to a new guideline released by the American Cancer Society https://t.co/gUhYdIIx69— CNN (@CNN) July 30, 2020
Imagine feeling so threatened by inclusivity that you’re compelled to write a story bashing another organization for practicing it. 👇 pic.twitter.com/5eqcMSaQA7— Matt Dornic (@mdornic) July 31, 2020
In the civilized world we call them "women." I'm sure whoever wrote this never touched one as an adult, however.— Dan Gainor (@dangainor) July 31, 2020
Stop erasing women and pretending it’s progressive.— Lyndsey Fifield (@lyndseyfifield) July 31, 2020
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