As a way to condition the public into believing transgenderism is something other than a mental illness, the Left-wing media have coordinated to rid the (already untrue) phrase "sex reassignment surgery" with the Newspeak phrase, "gender confirmation surgery."
The term is strategic. If the surgery is simply "confirming" one's gender, then the implication is that transgenderism is no longer a mental illness: a man who believes he's a woman is actually a woman, and a woman who believes she's a man is actually a man.
And -- surprise, surprise -- the entire mainstream media are on the same page! (emphasis added)
USA Today: "Gender confirmation surgeries on the rise shows report by American Society of Plastic Surgeons"
Washington Post: "Gender-confirmation surgeries increase after social changes"
CBS News: "Gender confirmation surgeries on the rise in the U.S."
NBC News: "U.S. Gender Confirmation Surgery Up 19% in 2016, Doctors Say"
Forbes: "An Examination Of IRS Startling Argument On Gender Confirmation Surgery"
CNN: "Just 33% of trans people report undergoing some form of gender-confirming surgery."
It looks like the seed was planted for the Orwellian name-change back in 2011, in none other than The Huffington Post.
Chicago-based plastic surgeon Loren S. Schechter explained why "gender confirmation surgery" is the politically correct term of the future.
"For more than 11 years, I have performed gender confirmation surgery as part of my surgical practice. I call it 'gender confirmation surgery' because I believe that out of the myriad labels I’ve heard for the procedure — 'sex reassignment surgery,' 'gender reassignment surgery,' and 'sex change operation,' to name but a few — none is as accurate when it comes to describing what is actually taking place as 'gender confirmation surgery,'" wrote Schechter.
"Merriam-Webster’s defines 'confirmation' as follows: 'confirming proof; corroboration; the process of supporting a statement by evidence,'" he continued. "That said, if such surgery helps confirm the way a person feels he or she was meant to be, shouldn’t the name reflect that truth?"
Schechter ended the piece by encouraging the HuffPo readership to use the Newspeak term and correct those who do not capitulate:
So next time you hear someone speak about a “sex change,” “sex reassignment operation,” or some related moniker, you may want to consider encouraging the messenger to use a more accurate name for the procedure, like “gender confirmation surgery.” Just a thought.
But the cleansing of unpopular truth within language via media has already taken place when it comes to transgenderism. In March, the Associated Press released a new style book addressing pronoun usage and the definitions of sex and gender, of which there are apparently more than two!
“Gender refers to a person’s social identity while sex refers to biological characteristics,” says the Stylebook.
"Not all people fall under one of two categories for sex or gender, according to leading medical organizations, so avoid references to both, either or opposite sexes or genders as a way to encompass all people," the guidelines explain. "When needed for clarity or in certain stories about scientific studies, alternatives include men and women, boys and girls, males and females."
The stylebook goes on to direct journalists to defy grammatical standards and use plural pronouns, "they," "their," them," etc., to refer to transgender individuals.
Not even George Orwell saw 2017 coming.