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  • jeanmariesimpson

    So many of us have been doing this for eons….

  • Miryam Gordon

    I keep trying to remind people that back in the “feminist movement” days (the um ’70s?), women tried really really hard to change ONE WORD in our vocabulary. We asked that everyone use the word “woman” for a female aged 18 or over and “girl” ONLY for females under aged 18. And we lost that fight for one word change! EVERYone now uses “girl” so ubiquitously that it is as if the backlash proves that it never even happened. We must keep trying, but I think it’s useful to remember this instance. Is it possible to remount that simple fight and win?

    • jeanmariesimpson

      I think the term “actress” is equally foul.

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