What is a Woman?

girl In the Senate version of the Unborn Child Pain Awareness Act (of 2005, 2006, &2007), a woman is defined as:

(6) WOMAN- The term `woman’ means a female human being who is capable of becoming pregnant, whether or not she has reached the age of majority.


So if a female human is not capable of becoming pregnant that she is not a woman? Should I still use words like she and her when discussing this kind of person? So a woman becomes a female at menopause? Are words like mother and wife still legal after menopause or a hysterectomy?

What is the government doing trying to legislate words like woman? This is a frightening road to start walking down. When will they define man or human, and who will fit under those definitions?

(via (en)Gender)

My name is C.E. Dorsett, and I am a scifi/fantasy writer. I have written the books Shine Like Thunder and The Chain, just to name a couple.  I am really a builder of worlds from the wuxia inspired, scifi setting Our Solemn Hour to the dark fantasy of Dragons of Night.  My writing is influenced by writers like H. P. Lovecraft, Charlaine Harris, Alice Hoffman, Armistead Maupin, Frank Herbert, E E Doc Smith and Robert E Howard. I love to tell stories and talk with my readers.