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Offline Sick Of Silence

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7 phrases you didn't realize have sexist meanings
« on: May 07, 2019, 09:57:45 AM »
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Some common English phrases may have sexist roots.
"Wearing the pants" is a phrase that could be tied back to a time when pants were considered an article of clothing for men.
"Always a bridesmaid, never a bride" seems to imply a person's goal should be marriage.

1. 'Wearing the pants' in a relationship could date back to the idea that men are meant to be the more dominant partner

2. 'Always a bridesmaid, never a bride' implies a person's goal should be marriage

3. Telling someone to 'Grow a pair' implies a weakness that's tied to gender

4. 'One of the guys' is a phrase that upholds some sexist stereotypes

5. 'Boys will be boys' is a phrase that can limit people of all genders

6. In recent times, the term 'friend zone' has been used to shame women for turning down someone's romantic advances

7. Telling someone to 'man up' seems to imply that all men are tough and strong

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Re: 7 phrases you didn't realize have sexist meanings
« Reply #1 on: May 07, 2019, 11:41:55 AM »
Gee, I wonder what the entomology of the term "Sexist" is? Who started it and for what reason, why is it so bad that one sex is stronger than the other and why all the jealously?
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