CNN blew up articles about "folks with cervix"

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CNN sparked a backlash on social media after referring to "cervical individuals" in an article on smear tests.

The article provides details of the latest guidelines from the American Cancer Society, which advises women between 25 and 65 years of age to participate in the early detection of cervical cancer.

However, instead of referring to women, CNN instead used the term "people with a cervix".

"People with a cervix are now advised to start screening for cervical cancer at 25 and continue until the age of 65," the article said.

Despite the backlash, the news agency has not revised the article.

Times columnist David Aaronovitch, among other things, criticized the choice of words on Twitter.

"My wife and daughters describe such people as women. As a person with a prostate, I tend to agree," he wrote.

Lyndsey Fifield, co-host of the LadyBrains podcast, said: "Stop wiping out women and pretending to be progressive."

Terminology has become an issue in the debate about transgenderism.

JK Rowling faced a continuing backlash after criticizing an article replacing the word "woman" with "people who menstruate".

In response, the Harry Potter author tweeted, "I'm sure there was a word for these people earlier. Someone is helping me. Wumben? Wimpund? Woomud?"

Despite fierce criticism, Rowling continued to express concern about freedom of speech, same-sex spaces, and some of the medical treatment offered to young people with gender-specific dysphoria.

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