UPDATE NEWSPEAK DICTIONARIES ACCORDINGLY, COMRADES! New York Times Refers To Women As ‘Menstruators’ For The First Time.
The New York Times referred to women as “menstruators” for the first time in a Thursday article on changing attitudes towards feminine hygiene products.
“New menstruators,” the article said in reference to young girls who have recently started their periods, “often turn to a parent for products and advice — now parents can hand over more than a disposable pad or tampon.”
The article avoided using feminine pronouns when noting that “the average menstruator can use thousands of tampons in their lifetime.”
The author did not use the words “woman” or “female” at any point in the article, and the article only says “girls” in reference to two specific girls the NYT interviewed for the piece. Instead, the author says “people” when referring to women experiencing menstruation periods and “young people” to describe girls experiencing menstruation.