"... Or words with the power to create their own reality."James Bowman posted at Arma Virumque.
"Take for instance 'Women.' A now notorious tweet from Amanda Marcotte about the Gosnell trial reads: 'Man, the feeding frenzy over Gosnell is a sobering reminder of how much hatred there is out there towards women.' She means that outrage over the MAN who (allegedly) murdered numerous women and new-born babies should be seen as a manifestation of hatred towards WOMEN. How does that work, exactly? Because the word 'women' as she (and many others) use it has the ideologically specialized sense of 'women who believe in an absolute right of abortion at any stage of pregnancy and even after it.' Of course the word is used as if it meant what it used to mean, and still means to most people, in most contexts, namely a female human being of adult years. This allows the feminist ideologue to portray women who have a different opinion on the subject of abortion as, somehow, not proper women. In the same spirit, Gloria Steinem once called Texas Senator Kay Bailey Hutchinson 'a female impersonator' for being insufficiently zealous in supporting legalized abortion. This would be incomprehensible without our knowledge of the alchemical process which the word 'women' has undergone with the help of feminist ideology."