Female what?

DISCUSSION Submitted June 29, 2020, 5:44 a.m. by criticalnotcompliant

As many view sex and gender as completely different, they feel that the word 'woman' is only related to gender and 'female' to sex. I've seen/heard this argument umpteen times, even by those who consider themselves neutral in the debate.

There's a really bleeding obvious problem here though, female what?

A female goat?





The word for a female human is woman. We are accused of being dehumanising when we called TW men but at least 'men' implies humanity. Referring to a group of biological women as 'females' is the kind of language woman-hating incels use to dehumanise us.

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FireLadyYay · June 29, 2020, 6:06 a.m. · 3 replies

I've always hated when people call me a female is an adult. They literally can't say woman or even lady.

she_roesvagina wielder · June 29, 2020, 6:31 a.m.

"lady" is quickly becoming one of my favourite words

freshfew · June 29, 2020, 11:28 a.m.

In my experience, "lady" is usually used in the same condescending, patronizing tone as "female." I'd rather they just use women. And not girls for adults.

covenofcovens · June 29, 2020, 11:45 a.m.

This made me remember the hilarious satirical group Ladies Against Women who did Phyllis Schlafly style "protests" in the 80s to repeal the vote, abolish the environment, weed out uppity women, etc.

Oh wow do I miss satire...

creamtart_ · June 29, 2020, 6:47 a.m. · 1 reply

To be honest, right now I’ll take female over “menstruator” or “uterus-haver” or whatever else bullshit we’re being called.

AlveoliMuppet · June 29, 2020, 8:34 a.m.

That stuff makes me rage honestly it’s gross and dehumanizing. But hey anything goes in the name of wokeness