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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Makes a lot of sense Paula. I'd rather be called honey than ma'am in some situations.Lol. Thanks for your comment!
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.
Yes I read that statement,"Am I the only one noticing this trend?" it clarified that you meant men, more than one.A trend is many not just one associate."Next rationalization?Or can you take responsibility for what you actually did say?
Oooh then it's selective reading, you can't answer the question or you may feel offended? Boredom maybe? Either way your way off target. No angry women here. Just a question TSAD.
I answered the question.Selective reading?what are you talking about? Your whole comment is exactly as I said it read.You are selective reading. btw you have to moderate my comments as not spam if you want them to show.Who said you were angry?
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
Sounds like these situations may be more a matter of interpretation, attitude & perceptions. Such as: "What was the speaker's intention behind the word vs. how it is translated by the listener?"
Paula, "how it is translated (by the listener)?" is an excellent point!
Years ago when I was around age 40 I use to go to this barber and every time it was my turn to sit in the chair he'd say;
"Your turn (young man)". I hated it!
scorpio.Beats the heck out "old man!!" LOL. Seriously there are pet peeves when it comes to "words," & it's just like anything else, upbringing, era, attitudes, all sorts of things. Unless it is a blatant nasty insult, we all need to chill out.
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.
I see..... Thanks for your unbiased opinion feenix.
Maybe men who prefer to call women females are just trying to be politically correct.After all Bruce Jenner isn't a female but he wants to be,I mean he will be,no,he is a woman.See there is a difference,I mean a woman isn't necessarily a female
But with surgery wouldn't he I mean she be? Confusing