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Posted 10/23/15
Ya if I'm about to be called "ay yo female" I'm gonna be busting out the frying pan to play some grit ball. I'd probably prefer to be called bitch over female. Bc bitch can almost be a loving term
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Posted 10/23/15
i think 'woman' can also sound condescending depending on how it is used.
(ex. the get-back in the kitchen meme)
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Posted 10/23/15
Haha 'Woman what the hell do you think your doing outside the kitchen!'
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Posted 10/23/15 , edited 10/23/15

Cheyennexxoh8 wrote:
Bc bitch can almost be a loving term

"bitch" always reminds me of this scene:


edit: ah, didn't check but the subs doesnt show. well, anyone who watched oreimo knows this scene very well.
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Yeah, it sounds awkward to me, by which I mean, I think it's mostly used when the speaker is awkward around women. It's overly clinical, so it's useful for creating distance pre-emptively in the face of fear. As someone who used to be awkward around girls myself, I've used this term in the past, so I can understand the mindset, but really, it's neither polite nor productive. People aren't usually going to want to get to know you when you're talking about them like they're a different kind of lifeform.

I'm referring only to the nominal usage (eg. "a female" or "females"), and not the adjectival one (eg. "a female acquaintance"), which I consider perfectly fine.
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Posted 10/23/15
Not all females are women just like all males aren't men. Some people are still girls or boys. Generic xx/xy terms are best used when your not sure of which you are addressing.
Posted 10/23/15
I'm not offended. I'm fond of synonyms. I switch back and fourth between the terms, myself. I also lovingly use the word "bitch" to sarcastically refer to a tough and harsh woman, and as another word to refer to "spiteful, malicious women/assholes." I don't limit the term to females, though I'm generally more likely to refer to asshole men by the sexist term of "dick," as well as "douche."
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Posted 10/23/15
I usually refer to females as girls or women, depending on age/appearance... except when answering a question off this nature, where I am referencing the word female, I almost never think nor say female in any context.
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Posted 10/23/15

Kikiest wrote:


HuastecoOtaku wrote:

English is weird that way,
In Spanish we only use "mujer".


Is there no scientific version of "mujer" when referring to a female organism that is not human?


The closest thing in Spanish, to what you are referring to, would be "hembra"; that is never used to refer to a woman (at least not by decent people), however, its male equivalent "macho", is used with pride by men to refer to themselves, as a sort of ego boost (kinda like saying beast).

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Posted 10/23/15
I'm honestly never thought about it, but maybe because I tend to used the word "Lady" more often....

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Posted 10/23/15
Female can be referring to anyone of the persuasion of any age, while "women" usually implies maturity and growth. You don't see a lot of people going around calling little girls "women" after all. They're somewhat synonymous terms, but one can't really be used in all contexts easily, while the other can.
Posted 10/23/15
I say, "look at them."
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Posted 10/23/15
I tend to use "Female" or "Male" in regular conversation. Feels more natural to me, personally. But then again, I also tend to say "Humans" instead of "People" and "あります” instead of ”います” when I don't concentrate, so I may not be the best yardstick for that >.<
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Posted 10/24/15
It sounds as awkward as when someone refers to a man as male.

Hey male! Hey female!

See, awkward.




(Unless they say alpha male. Then I have no objections. lol)
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