Terms that are “fake news”

Just a random list of terms that bigots like to use to gaslight and upset people.

  • The one in the heading “fake news” – There’s either the truth or a lie.
  • Which brings me too “alternative facts”. – No such thing as a “alternative fact”. It is or isn’t.
  • “Biological Sex is real” Now this one is a little more complicated. This is generally used as a way to say there are only two sexes.

Some people call the sex we’re assigned at birth “biological sex.” But this term doesn’t fully capture the complex biological, anatomical, and chromosomal variations that can occur. Having only two options (biological male or biological female) might not describe what’s going on inside a person’s body.

Planned Parenthood – sex-gender-identity

The best term to use, is “assigned sex” at birth.

  • A lot of people say “Science”, but what they mean is Twitter Science. The thing with Science is, because Science is about learning and exploring too. Science is never “really” set. I find that a lot of people who say, and are being bigots “It’s just Science” It’s actually not.
  • “They’re just words” Then why is it when people use words they don’t like, it’s harmful, it abuse. When they do it it’s always “just words”. Whenever someone says “They’re just words, they have no impact”. I point them in the direction of the Jan 6th insurrection, where the majority of those who died, were Trump Supporters. I also remind them that the Nazi’s didn’t start with the gas chambers, they also started with words. It’s called propaganda.

What terms have you heard of, that don’t actually mean what the person says they do, or they the person saying it doesn’t see their own projection of those words?

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