267349 asked: I feel like using female shouldn't be seen as an insult. A female is a female. And its clear, by contexts that a person is talking about a female human. "I don't like when females complain about someone not texting her" cannot be confused. Its clear that the statement is talking about a human not a cat or dog or whatever. In my eyes, there is no reason to be insulted by the word female. Its seems like a big reach and another thing for people to complain about.
My girl Veronica said it best when she said ‘”For everyone who’s having a hard time wrapping their minds around this…. Imagine someone looking at your race and simply referring to you as “a black.”’
If you still don’t get it, I can’t help you here.
smalltownatlantis asked: as a cis-gendered woman, if someone refers to me as a 'female' instead of a woman, I am EXTREMELY offended. "So the other night I was with a group of females..." no. Excuse you. That is insanely dehumanizing. The only time you're allowed to refer to women as females is in scientific analysis and when you put the word "friends" directly after.
Agreed! There’s something really unsettling and dismissive about it.
tall-knuckle asked: So you feel that tweet about feminism is wrong? It's a gender pronoun. It's not an insult. would you prefer we called everyone "shim"? That doesn't work when you're trying to specifically describe someone. Him/her, he/she, male/female, gendered pronouns are there for people to desrcibe someone. Normally I agree with this blog, but this just seems odd. Why turn things grey? If someone specificaly calls to be genderless, sure, but don't get rid of male/female as a blanket solution.
“Female” is a gender pronoun indeed. And it isn’t just used for humans. So saying “females are…” or “I hate when females do…” What kinda females though?? Are men ever referred to as “males” without any context? I don’t think so. It is INCREDIBLY reductive. So yes, “feminism” might be based on the word “female” but what does that have to do w/ the price of tea in China?
Feel free to disagree.