I recently came across a blog editorial entitled, "Supreme Court Officially Sends Taxpayers into Early Menopause."
Just kidding! The actual title was Supreme Court Officially Emasculates Taxpayers.
That's right: Taxpayers are officially gendered male, and the supreme court has officially castrated them.
Now, I am not happy with what the Supreme Court did in this particular case, but I wouldn't call it "emasculation." The Supreme Court has decided that "State taxpayers have no standing ... to challenge state tax or spending decisions simply by virtue of their status as taxpayers." But I don't think that really qualifies as "cutting off the testicles" of taxpayers. I suppose you could argue that "emasculate" in this case simply means to "deprive of strength of vigor," but still, that definition only works if the person being weakened is male; you wouldn't say, "My grandmother was severely emasculated by her struggle with breast cancer."
So--anyone want to suggest again that I'm "overreaching" when I say that the world happens from the perspective of a man?