Comments: 4
Obsidian Blue 2 weeks ago
I don't get it. I notice men use it like a slur sometimes.
Linda Hilton 2 weeks ago
Because the default is male, and to qualify something as female is to mean "lesser than." Less qualified, less talented, less . . . everything. Female doctor, female sportscaster, female athlete, etc., etc. {{{{{screams}}}}}}
Moonlight Reader 2 weeks ago
I hate it, too. I'm not "a female." Female is an adjective, not a noun. I am a woman. I cannot be a female, because that does not identify what I am. Female what?
I am guilty of using it, the reason being a regional thing for me. It's the way people talk here. A bit south, and mean just miles they don't use it.