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WHEN SOME DUDE REFERS TO WOMEN AS “FEMALES”

Irritated woman closing her eyes

Atlanta, GA

Maya Dusenbery is an Executive Director in charge of Editorial at Feministing. Maya has previously worked at NARAL Pro-Choice New York and the National Institute for Reproductive Health and was a fellow at Mother Jones magazine. She graduated with a B.A. from Carleton College in 2008. A Minnesota native, she currently lives, writes, edits, and bakes bread in Atlanta, Georgia.

Maya Dusenbery is an Executive Director of Feministing in charge of Editorial.

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  • http://feministing.com/members/ljepotica/ Ana Casian Lakos

    THIS. THIS. THIS!! So much this!!! I can’t describe how infuriating it is to be referred to as “a female.” what am I, a prize mare?

  • http://feministing.com/members/fltc/ F.Toth

    I’d rather be called a female, which is factually true, than a “girl,” which is untrue and infantalizing. This gif makes me pretty irritated at Feministing. Please STOP giving space to television shows and people who identify women as girls. If you can’t talk about women without giving these people space, at least call them out on it!

  • http://feministing.com/members/georgesands/ justice day

    I am not offended by lady,woman, female, girl, I don’t even mind chick. But when men call us bitches or other degrading names I have a problem.
    What bothers me more than anything is when guys are gentlemanly to women’s faces then turn around and call us names and demean us.
    The US military is the perfect example, they call you mam then turn around and say bitch, that’s whats scary.

    http://www.theusmarinesrape.com/HateWoman.html