- aries: lovable but still a lil bitch
- taurus: p cute but probably sacrifices hamsters to satan in their free time
- gemini: crayola as fuck
- cancer: rude as hell and not to be trusted with shit
- leo: cutest ever
- virgo: really deep and doesn't take any shit
- libra: weird as hell omg
- scorpio: probably satan
- sagittarius: cute and very sweet
- capricorn: to be avoided bc they're like taurus but they probs talk about their hamster sacrifices
- aquarius: charming but hella strange once you know them
- pisces: even more crayola than gemini
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Anonymous said: can you please explain to me why it's wrong to refer to women as females? I'm not trying to be an asshole. this is a genuine question, I just would like to understand why some women have such an issue with it.
Bcs literally literally literally literally why not just use the term invented specifically for female humans; women. Why reduce us to nothing more than a biological term when there is literally a word available there to use?
Let me try and use an analogy, it’s like referring to your mother as ‘woman’, it’s rude because even though your mother is a woman, she’s your mother, so you need to use the specific term available for her otherwise you’re reducing her status for no reason other than to insult her. Apply this logic to using the term female when you could use the word woman.
When you decide to call a woman a female, you’re reducing her to nothing more than biological terms that are in no way exclusive to human beings, any animal under the sun can be referred to as a female. You’re literally reducing our status for no reason other than to be rude. It’s dehumanising. Honestly. I have never in my life had any one irl refer to me as a female bcs I think we all know deep down it’s a shitty thing to do. Literally, imagine you walk into a shop and someone is like ‘this female here will help you’, nobody fucking says that. Men only use it when they’re trash-talking women, usually when they’re being misogynistic fucks and making gross generalisations about us.
It’s so subtle but it’s so important that you look out for tweets or tumblr posts made by fuckboys who start it with ‘females will be like…’
Also women shouldn’t have to explain shit, if a woman says she doesn’t want you referring to her as a female, just don’t do it. It’s not like there isn’t various other respectful terms you can use instead so what is the big issue? Why are men so eager to use the dehumanising term knowing full well many women don’t like it?
yes! yes! yes!
this especially goes if you’re calling women “females” but referring to men as men… Ick…