In case you were wondering if everything is still stupid yes … YES IT IS.
The dictionary is sexist.
That’s it, we’re done here.
Is the dictionary sexist?
Petition calls for Oxford English Dictionary to remove sexist terms for women. https://t.co/st1eQQm6Qf
— ABC News (@ABC) September 20, 2019
Sweet baby corn.
From ABC News:
A petition that now has nearly 30,000 signatures and counting on Change.org was started by a simple online search.
Maria Beatrice Giovanardi, a London-based communications and marketing expert, typed the word “woman” into a search engine earlier this summer while looking up information on women’s earnings.
She said she was bombarded with results for synonymous of woman that included words like bitch, piece, bit, mare, baggage, wench, petticoat, frail and biddy.
And it’s not sexist TO DEFINE THEM.
Not to mention 30k people have signed this stupid petition.
*runs screaming from the room*
Oh God grow a pair already.
— AusTexican (@AusTexican) September 20, 2019
More speech suppression urged by our purported betters. The world they want to create is just so wonderful.
— Howard Beal (@HowardBealisMad) September 20, 2019
No, this idiotic woman in the photo is just mentally ill.
— 🇺🇸 Brian de August (@applecharlie5) September 20, 2019
It’s a dictionary – not a list of only words you like
— westernflyer (@westernflyer1) September 20, 2019
The Newspeak project is continuing, I see.
— Lady Hecate (@PurrsephoneK) September 20, 2019
I support woman’s rights etc. But this may be too much.
— Gobi Thillai (@gthillai3) September 20, 2019
No. A book of words that includes all words cannot be sexist.
— Annie 💜🖤 (@OHheartCAlife) September 20, 2019
This is redonkulas. Adding or removing words from the dictionary doesn't change what people do/say/are. As a woman – This woman is a petty fool.
— KellyStrantz.com (@kellystrantz) September 20, 2019
Redonkulas is putting it nicely.