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 Charlie, but if your looking for my work, I go by C. E. Dorsett.  I write scifi, fantasy, and a touch of horror.  I like to play with gothic, steampunk, decopunk, epic fantasy, and wuxia.  I love to tell stories and talk about books, movies, series, and music.