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Alright, serious questions. What exactly the fuck is people's beef with the term "female" used to refer to, well, FEMALES?

Was bio [i]that[/i] hard of a fucking class that biological terms give you flashbacks?

You do realize that not all females are women and not all women are females, right?

In order to specify exactly what group one is referring to "female" is highly necessary in these days and times.

Or is it the specification itself that people have an issue with? Does the distinction make people uncomfortable?

I don't fuckin get it man 馃槖 馃槙

You never hear men griping about being called male. I get that that doesn't happen as much but if it did I assure you only the pussiest of us would care.
BlueVeins22-25
It's a vibes thing. I totally get it tho, I totally used to say it bc it's faster than saying "women and girls." I just use the word gals now though.
No one regularly calls men males that I鈥檇 noticed.
And yes, female is biologically correct, but it鈥檚 nearly always used online in conjunction with something vaguely (or overtly) misogynistic.
DoomflowerT
As someone who lived most of their life as a woman I can kinda explain.

Female can be appropriate medically but depending on person, tone, and context it can have a STANK to it. It's an othering word said like "[i]FE[/i]male" to remind us of our place.

It kinda sounds like you're asking about trans people in a roundabout way so I will add that the prefixes "cis" and "trans" before the gender is used to distinguish and works perfectly well. Trans men/women and cis men/women are both men/women. Oh and non binary people exist and can need medical transition and deserve support like any other queer person!!!
Crazywaterspring61-69, M
Cops started that. They don't see non cops ("civilians") as human.
Notanymore36-40, M
Trying to figure out what is and isn't PC these days in mental gymnastics. I value respect, and humor....but have no clue how to balance them, so I just default to being a cranky old bastard and yelling at kids to get off my damned lawn.
GeistInTheMachine31-35, M
My guess is that in things like rap music, entertainment and sometimes IRL, "females" gets used In a derogative and/or lascivious manner.
SilkenMist46-50, F
@GeistInTheMachine "female" would be the nicest word ever used to describe women in a rap song.
GeistInTheMachine31-35, M
@SilkenMist Yup, but that doesn't mean they don't use negative intonations with the word "females" to get the point across and maintain plausible deniability.

The tone and context says it all.

Especailly in rap and so on, women are sort of to be overcome, obtained and bragged about, rinse and repeat.
DearAmbellina211341-45, F
I don't take offense to the word. I don't get it either.

 
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