I don’t think “female” is offensive.

I thought it was offensive because some (supposedly female) users said it was offensive; but I didn’t understand why my female friends used the term (female).

I found another saying that it wasn’t offensive, and I immediate copied that belief.

LGBTQ+ politics is confusing …

    • @sexy_peach@feddit.de
      2 years ago

      Great question, keeping up with what is political correct is very difficult and it’s easy to get cancelled.

      It’s not really though. As long as you’re open to understand a good argument against a habit that you learned earlier and you’re a respectful person, you shouldn’t have a problem.

    • @MerchantsOfMisery@lemmy.ml
      22 years ago

      but if someone knows how to keep up with the trends let me know.

      Make a mistake, get corrected, and act accordingly. I say this as someone who has made plenty of mistakes and has been corrected plenty of times, and these days I find it easier to keep up with language that evolves. I wouldn’t say it’s an easy way to get cancelled, unless one insists on planting their feet in the dirt and not being willing to budge at all.

    • @bluetoucan@lemmy.ml
      12 years ago

      Saying that this is keeping up with changing trends of what is politically correct language implies that there was a time when referring to women as “females” outside the context of a biology lesson didn’t sound weird as hell. Have you got any sources for mass usage of the term in that way from the past?