What are your preferred genital nouns?

A new safe-sex guide for trans people shows we have reached peak trans-Orwellianism.



The Human Rights Campaign Foundation, America’s largest LGBT lobbying group, has produced a guide called Safer Sex for Trans Bodies. And it contains some truly remarkable distortions of everyday language.

One section of the guide redefines the terms we use for genitals, apparently to make them more ‘inclusive’. To the uninitiated, ‘dick’ means penis, the male member. But according to the guide, ‘dicks come in all shapes and sizes and can belong to people of all genders’.

Female anatomy is much more complicated, apparently. The word ‘vagina’ is used not to refer to a woman’s genitals, but to a post-op trans woman’s genitals: ‘We use this word to talk about the genitals of trans women who have had bottom surgery.’

A woman’s vagina is instead referred to as a ‘front hole’, the guide goes on. ‘We use this word to talk about internal genitals, sometimes referred to as a vagina’, it says. This neat distinction leads to some truly bizarre sentences, such as, ‘Surgically-created vaginas are also not as stretchy as front holes’.

Much like previous attempts to erase the word ‘woman’ by instead referring to uterus bearers, non-prostate owners or womxn, there is more than a whiff of misogyny to the term ‘front holes’.

These new definitions might be confusing, but that’s just the beginning. You might have heard of preferred pronouns, but the guide introduces us to what we might call preferred genital nouns: ‘In most cases, the best thing you can do is ask which words a person uses to describe their body. Remember: our bodies are our own to name and use.’

We have reached peak trans-Orwellianism.

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Philip Davies

17th January 2020 at 6:49 pm

The real problem here is the human rights Commission thinking that they have the human right to tell us how we must talk and what language we must use, and that we don’t have the human right to say no.

Philip Davies

17th January 2020 at 6:51 pm

Sorry I meant “The Human Rights Campaign Foundation”… Of course.

John Reic

14th January 2020 at 1:40 pm

This causes the problem where the Labour Party was gonna scrap calling colleagues comrade and want to say Bruvver and Sista
But I’m now thinking with weight gain my six pack has turned into man boobs

Jonathan Swift

10th January 2020 at 7:23 pm

In English, there are 3 genders: Males are “he”, Females are “She” and those who have neutered themselves are “It”!


9th January 2020 at 2:20 pm

It’s all bxllxcks (the new gender neutral term for bollocks)

Walter Sobchak

8th January 2020 at 11:39 pm

It would appear most of this nonsense emerged out of the back hole.

Christopher Oldcorn

8th January 2020 at 7:52 pm

This is nuts. No pun intended!

Jonnie Henly

8th January 2020 at 3:34 pm

“We have reached peak trans-Orwellianism.”

Somehow I think we’ll survive.


18th January 2020 at 12:35 pm

Lol I agree, but let’s rage against it in the meantime!

Michael Lynch

8th January 2020 at 3:22 pm

Plain old bollocks will do me just fine!

Melissa Jackson

8th January 2020 at 4:33 pm

Funny how the trans-lobby focus so intently on genitals but never manage testicles what so ever…

Who could have guessed their perfect man would be gelded?

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