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Why are men calling women "female" instead of women? Does this bother anyone else?


I was speaking to a "male" associate and he said the "female" he worked with is not pulling her own weight. When your referring to one women, why not call her a "woman"? Am I the only one noticing this trend?

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Best Answer Paula (fpherj48) says

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    Darlene Matthews (Elearn4Life) 20 months ago

    Makes a lot of sense Paula. I'd rather be called honey than ma'am in some situations.Lol. Thanks for your comment!

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    Darlene Matthews (Elearn4Life) 20 months ago

    Thank you for your comment Tim Mitchell. I guess as the world turns the way we address each other does also. I guess it's not what we are called but what we answer to. Just look how our President is Called "Obama" Instead of President Obama.

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    Darlene Matthews (Elearn4Life) 20 months ago

    I used the term "male" in an unoffensive manner. The way he used "female" ; like you said...lacked warmth. But when I hear more men saying "this female" or "that female" instead of woman, I feel that the respect bar has lowered. Thanks DS


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    Darlene Matthews (Elearn4Life) 20 months ago

    I see you missed the clarifying statement after the question. And yes there is a trend from highschoolers to men in their 30s. The 40 year old opened my eyes to a possible growing trend. Maybe a slang term in some parts. But definitly improper use.


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    Darlene Matthews (Elearn4Life) 20 months ago

    I see..... Thanks for your unbiased opinion feenix.


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