Hi, everyone who insists on calling women and girls “females!”
I’m really fucking tired of explaining why it’s demeaning, sexist, and highly inaccurate. Fellow DDP editor Dominique already covered the topic beautifully and comprehensively in The “Females” Phenomenon, but apparently we need to go over it again.
Merriam Webster‘s primary definition of “female” is “of, relating to, or being the sex that bears young or produces eggs.” Really, that’s how you want to describe female humans? Really? We developed the word woman for a reason.