After CNN was blasted for including a mind-boggling statement on gender in a straight news article, it has updated the story. But the “clarification” it issued may be even worse than the initial statement.
The original article regarding Kristi Noem’s executive orders regarding women’s sports said, “It’s not possible to know a person’s gender identity at birth, and there is no consensus criteria for assigning sex at birth.”
That left so many scratching their heads and calling for CNN to backtrack sin, you know, it is very possible to know someone’s gender and sex at birth.
Quietly, then, CNN issued what it calls a “clarification.” But it’s not any better, and in fact may be worse. Now the article says:
It’s not possible to know a person’s gender identity at birth, and for some people, the sex listed on their original birth certificate is a misleading way of describing the body they have.
While sex is a category that refers broadly to physiology, a person’s gender is an innate sense of identity. The factors that go into determining the sex listed on a person’s birth certificate may include anatomy, genetics and hormones, and there is broad natural variation in each of these categories. For this reason, the language of “biological sex,” as used in this legislation, can be overly simplistic and misleading.
That’s an actual news article, folks. And if you disagree, get ready to be cancelled.
We’ll refer CNN to what Sen. John Kennedy of Louisiana said in response. It’s gold. And you can watch it here.