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Down with Women!

Postby Slava » Sat Nov 08, 2014 2:17 pm

...as an adjective, that is. :wink:

Here's a nice little piece by one female editor on the omnipresence of "woman/women" as an adjective. I agree with it. I've been wondering for some time why we no longer have females anywhere. :shock:
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Re: Down with Women!

Postby Perry Lassiter » Sat Nov 08, 2014 8:35 pm

Another tempest in a teapot. Only time to use woman or female as adjective is in a case where the distinction is important. In most cases why mention gender. One could in fact say man or male beautician since normally we expect a beautician to be a woman.
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Re: Down with Women!

Postby Slava » Sat Nov 08, 2014 9:00 pm

I believe that was the gist of the article. Unless the gender is important, why use any identifier?
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