For decades, women’s rights groups have spoken out about the “glass ceiling” in the workplace - income disparity - even the cost at the dry cleaners, (women’s blouses cost much more than men’s shirts) - and etc. In Adventism we have the Merikay case, and the ever-present women’s ordination issue. When my husband was still in school and I was the only one working as a teacher in the SDA system, I had to work hard to get labelled “head of household” to get all the benefits - women didn’t qualify at the time.
Today, society is fractured along political lines, racially, economically, and socially. Last summer was a scorcher with communities burning and getting looted etc. Socially, all kinds of people are being banished from their jobs and positions based on politics and the currently accepted language patterns. One of those is “degenderizing” society (if there is such a word). Can’t say mankind - words that assume a specific gender. Unisex bathrooms are popping up in schools, and books that used to be “banned in Boston” are required reading in schools. At a public school board meeting, one parent was forbidden to read from sexually explicit books from the school library because it was inappropriate. Lot’s of words have been banned and new ones have been invented. It is now inappropriate to use the word “mother”, to be substituted by “birthing person”. Newly created emojis include a picture of a pregnant man.
Mothers are created by giving birth to a baby; or, a child can be adopted - both are legitimately mothers. But now, identifying men can be legally called “birthing person”. But, when a government official can’t define “what is a woman”, I’d say, socially and legally womanhood has been taken away from biological women - like those spoken of in Genesis.
“Does a biological woman have a voice, too, in 2022. [?]”
If we follow the current social and linguistic norms, the answer is “no”. This does not disparage any transgender folk, they are free to identify in whatever gender they need to be, but the one name, specific to women who have given birth is “mother”, which women should not be forced to share with biological men.
Then I also mentioned the sports’ issue, when men identify as women, later in life, and then compete with female athletes and win every time. This makes it impossible for a female athlete to achieve first place in any sport. That destroys women’s sports - again, marginalizing women 21st century style.