CNN redefined women as “individuals with a cervix” in a tweet reporting on updated recommendations for cervical cancer screenings from the American Cancer Society Friday.
“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 guidelines released by the American Cancer Society,” CNN published.
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
The link to the story remained consistent in the tweet’s descriptor which much more simply could have identified the individuals in question as “women.”
CNN’s post caught viral attention online featuring mockery of its extreme attempt at inclusion, and erasure of women in the process.
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— Jon Nicosia (@NewsPolitics) July 31, 2020
Transwomen are women but everyone with a cervix should get tested which may or may not include those with a front hole because men menstruate too.
— Chad Felix Greene (@chadfelixg) July 31, 2020
Women are now “individuals with a cervix.” https://t.co/ahZ4Xzbt0m
— Ian Miles Cheong (@stillgray) July 31, 2020
Say their name: WOMEN https://t.co/XCtWKM7PWj
— Julie Gunlock (@JGunlock) July 31, 2020