Jonathan Hitchcock (@vhata)

Cape Town, South Africa

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October 27th, 2011

@wessven Well, of course. And that's what we're talking about - whether people (currently) feel demeaned by a term ("girls" in this case).

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@wessven Calling somebody "lady" is rude. "Hey, lady, watch your step." "Sit down, lady." There's no equivalently disrespectful male term.

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@wessven Exactly. "Past sell-by date. Couldn't find a man. Old maid." There's no equivalent for men. Bachelorette is a new word to fix this.

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@wessven An unmarried female is a spinster. Bachelorette finally gaining traction, but still. Try calling somebody you don't know "lady".

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@avesse @OfficialCSA @TashJoeZA Even "lady" (HEY, LADY) is worse than "lord". And I don't need to mention slut vs stud.

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@avesse @OfficialCSA @TashJoeZA Most female counterparts for acceptable male names are demeaning (witch/wizard, spinster/bachelor)

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