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active 3 years, 11 months ago
  • Pothus commented on the blog post The Trouble With “Females”   3 years, 11 months ago · View

    Yes, I do mean grammatical antonyms :-) , and if only we weren’t cultural antonyms so often…

  • Pothus commented on the blog post The Trouble With “Females”   3 years, 11 months ago · View

    Wow, throughout the whole book? I would have stopped reading it too!

  • Pothus commented on the blog post The Trouble With “Females”   3 years, 11 months ago · View

    “In order for the switch to be dehumanizing, it would mean people view one term more negatively than the other, and I’ve never seen anything to suggest that’s the case.” Whether or not people view the term female as more negative, its usage is often negative. Take, for example, the recent trend amongst Republicans to [...]

  • Pothus wrote a new blog post: The Trouble With “Females”   3 years, 11 months ago · View

    I have a problem with the word  female. Or, more specifically, I have a problem with the way people use the word  female. Take this quote, from  Falserape.net (this site is a whole series of posts in itself, but it’s one of the first places I noticed the use of  female in a problematic way):
    Some of the  men accused of [...]

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