Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling had a scathing comment about John Hopkins University’s definition of the term “lesbian” in their online LGBTQ glossary.
The elite institute’s liberal Diversity & Inclusion Gender & Sexuality Resources webpage defined a Lesbian as “a non-man attracted to non-men.”
The woke woman erasing meaning also noted that “While past definitions refer to ‘lesbian’ as a woman who is emotionally, romantically, and/or sexually attracted to other women, this updated definition includes non-binary people who may also identify with the label.”
Interestingly, “Gay Man” was not defined as a non-woman, and managed to keep gender out of the term’s updated description.
Man: no definition needed.
Non-man (formerly known as woman):
a being definable only by reference to the male. An absence, a vacuum where there's no man-ness. pic.twitter.com/cpSaSR2Vfg
— J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) June 13, 2023
According to John Hopkins, a gay man is “A man who is emotionally, romantically, sexually, affectionately, or relationally attracted to other men, or who identifies as a member of the gay community.”
However, they noted that the term “gay” is at times “used to refer to all people, regardless of gender, who have their primary sexual and or romantic attractions to people of the same gender.”
Rowling called out the private Baltimore college for essentially erasing women.
Like the word "Woman" being replaced with "Non-men" at John Hopkins… pic.twitter.com/CaYQxBA4fo
— Sharon (@RoonieRoo2) June 13, 2023
“Man: no definition needed. Non-man (formerly known as woman): a being definable only by reference to the male. An absence, a vacuum where there’s no man-ness,” the Harry Potter scribe tweeted.
Rowling wasn’t the only one outraged by the glossary’s eradication of women.
“People rolled their eyes when women said they are being erased to accommodate trans ideology,” wrote CNN Senior Editor Shivani Gupta.
“Read the amazing new definitions, calling women ‘non-men’. Withdrawn now by John Hopkins Univ. Diversity and inclusion means erasing an entire gender & half the world population?”
“I cannot think of anything more anti-women than to refer to us as “non-men.” The left’s war on women must stop,” wrote Iowa Senator Joni Ernst.
Journalist Piers Morgan said that John Hopkins’ definition is “an insult to billions of women” in his New York Post column.
“So, let me get this straight (pun intended): If you’re a lesbian, you’re a non-man,” he questioned. “If you’re a gay man, you’re a man. But what nobody’s allowed to be if they’re gay … is a woman.”
The John Hopkins Medical Centre in Maryland USA have issued a guide featuring 50 pronoun options for staff to use whilst at work.
The guide must be the largest collection of bunkum one’s ever read & these made-up terms are hilarious. 🤦♂️😆 pic.twitter.com/grRHlFAu6m
— Mr Pål Christiansen 🇳🇴😍🇬🇧 (@TheNorskaPaul) June 9, 2023
Morgan noted that this isn’t the first time society has seen women being “erased” by medical professionals.
“Mothers were renamed ‘birthing people,’ breastfeeding became ‘chest-feeding,'” he brought up.
“All this is supposedly done to cause less offense to transgender or non-binary people who don’t wish to be called women.”
He questioned what “offense” the act might cause to “actual biological women,” who “do want to be called women.”
“Where are THEIR rights in all this?” He pondered.
The backlash against the updated definition was so harsh, that the university took the entire glossary off of their website on Tuesday.
“Johns Hopkins strives to create a campus culture that is inclusive and welcoming for all gender identities, sexual orientations, experiences and viewpoints, and we are committed to ensuring Johns Hopkins is a place where LGBTQ people feel supported,” a statement they released read.
“The LGBTQ Glossary serves as an introduction to the range of identities and terms that are used within LGBTQ communities and is not intended to serve as the definitive answers as to how all people understand or use these terms,” they added.
“We have removed the page from our website while we gather more information.”