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    (Original post by Zoqua)
    I am still not exactly clear what your point for not changing it to "peoplekind" is?
    It isn't needed, is a plural singular and is inelegant.
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    (Original post by Alamaniya)
    Don’t you think there is a positive connotation to the word “man”? As in “be a man”. Calling someone a girl is even an insult, nobody says “be a woman” or uses any word associated with femininity as a good thing. Women are seen as weak naive beings, and our language reflects that. Young girls are exposed to that from a very young age. Why aren’t we supposed to do anything about it? I don’t understand why some people get so bothered about this.
    be a man isn't positive it means "quit crying and go do something, even if you have to suffer". many girls I know would get offended if they were called a boy same as many boys would be offended if they were called a girl. our language reflects that women are weak and naive that's why the term "strong independent woman" exists but not "strong independent man".
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    (Original post by Noodlestudent)
    Yeah I’m not saying it could definitely happen but it’s one of the few that can affects how men have been put in power. Slavery does still exist though as well as sexism. It is just more subtly and sometimes without any thought/ ill intent behind it.
    how on earth does a novel written BY A WOMAN after women gained equal (and more) rights than men show how men "have been put into power". I live in the UK and currently the most powerful person in the country (our monarch) is a woman. our PM is also a woman. chancellor of Germany is also a woman. Women also have power. it's not only men have power. if you ignore the stories you hear once in a while, can you please give me a modern example of slavery in a first world country. pretty much all first world countries have outlawed slavery so if it does exist then it's not the duty of some activists to get involved but rather that of the police.
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    (Original post by Dandaman1)
    This cringefest of a politician just keeps on giving.

    'Mankind' is not exclusionary. It's used for both sexes. Pretty much always has. He sees 'man' in a word and thinks "Oh no, sexism! It excludes women!" But what about 'human', or the word 'woman' itself? Does he know anything at all about words? And all those morons clapping.... Ugh.
    He was joking. The lady’s question was so long he had to do something to keep people from dozing off. Jeez, both the rabid reactionaries and radical feminists need to relax and learn to take a joke.
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    (Original post by arizonaidiot)
    Well,for starters,the word has been around longer and more people are familiar with it.Not to mention most of the world has become acclimatized to it due to it being used so frequently in everyday language.
    Words change. Do you still use Shakespearean English?
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    (Original post by Good bloke)
    Humankind is just a longer, clumsier version of mankind. And still contains 'man'.
    Is the English vocabulary primarily concerned with efficiency?
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    (Original post by Dima-Blackburn)
    Words change. Do you still use Shakespearean English?
    But it takes time to get used to them.Better to go with the flow and f*ck this feminist crap.
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    (Original post by arizonaidiot)
    But it takes time to get used to them.Better to go with the flow and f*ck this feminist crap.
    Going with the flow in this context probably means following the natural evolution of vocabulary. You can resist and stay static of course, while the rest of the world slowly moves on. Lol
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    (Original post by Dima-Blackburn)
    Going with the flow in this context probably means following the natural evolution of vocabulary. You can resist and stay static of course, while the rest of the world slowly moves on. Lol
    Ah,but the rest of the world isn't gonna stand for this feminist bullsh1t and ;hence,won't move on.
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    (Original post by arizonaidiot)
    Ah,but the rest of the world isn't gonna stand for this feminist bullsh1t and ;hence,won't move on.
    You should probably refrain from discussing the evolution of language unless you fix your punctuation.
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    (Original post by AspiringUnderdog)
    How do people speaking Latin based languages manage?
    Half the words have gender attached to them and use the male version whenever it's a group.
    Well all this ridiculous PC, SJW nonsense to do with gender appears to be an almost exclusive occurrence in the Anglosphere, and is virtually absent in other places. As a Spanish speaker, I can say that I’ve never experienced any of this weirdness in Spain, nor have I ever heard it anywhere other than the UK or US. People should realise that the gender of nouns has nothing to do with biological sex/gender and should therefore not be an issue.
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    (Original post by Dima-Blackburn)
    You should probably refrain from discussing the evolution of language unless you fix your punctuation.
    Nothing wrong with my punctuation.Try glasses.
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    (Original post by arizonaidiot)
    Nothing wrong with my punctuation.Try glasses.
    When he said punctuation he actually meant orthography. You do not leave spaces in the correct places, for instance.
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    (Original post by Good bloke)
    When he said punctuation he actually meant orthography. You do not leave spaces in the correct places, for instance.
    Then he should have written orthography.
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    (Original post by Plantagenet Crown)
    Well all this ridiculous PC, SJW nonsense to do with gender appears to be an almost exclusive occurrence in the Anglosphere, and is virtually absent in other places. As a Spanish speaker, I can say that I’ve never experienced any of this weirdness in Spain, nor have I ever heard it anywhere other than the UK or US. People should realise that the gender of nouns has nothing to do with biological sex/gender and should therefore not be an issue.
    Tbf I haven’t met any “feminists” in most other European countries
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    wth Justin?! Anyways, it's good to open the dictionary.

    man/noun
    1. 1.an adult human male."a small man with mischievous eyes"synonyms:male, adult male, gentleman, youth;
    2. 2.a human being of either sex; a person."God cares for all men"synonyms:human being, human, person, mortal, individual, personage, soul"all men are mortal"

    verb
    1. 1.(of personnel) work at, run, or operate (a place or piece of equipment) or defend (a fortification)."the helpline is manned by trained staff"synonyms:staff, crew, occupy, people More
    2. 2.archaicfortify the spirits or courage of."he manned himself with dauntless air"

    exclamation NORTH AMERICAN informal
    1. 1.used, irrespective of the sex of the person addressed, to express surprise, admiration, delight, etc., or for emphasis."wow, like cosmic, man"


    mankind noun
    1. 1.human beings considered collectively; the human race."research for the benefit of all mankind"synonyms:the human race, man, humanity, human beings, humans, Homo sapiens, humankind, the human species, people, men and women
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    this is getting out of hand *facepalm*
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    (Original post by Plantagenet Crown)
    Well all this ridiculous PC, SJW nonsense to do with gender appears to be an almost exclusive occurrence in the Anglosphere, and is virtually absent in other places. As a Spanish speaker, I can say that I’ve never experienced any of this weirdness in Spain, nor have I ever heard it anywhere other than the UK or US. People should realise that the gender of nouns has nothing to do with biological sex/gender and should therefore not be an issue.
    So then you don't mind the term "mankind"? Since that is a noun too.
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    Trudeau - obviously a cuck!
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    (Original post by Dima-Blackburn)
    He was joking. The lady’s question was so long he had to do something to keep people from dozing off. Jeez, both the rabid reactionaries and radical feminists need to relax and learn to take a joke.
    I'm often the first to point out when people are joking and don't deserve an overreaction. However, the sentiment in his statement appeared honest, and considering his history of extreme feminist pandering, I doubt he was being sarcastic, satirical, or intentionally ridiculous. The audience even cheered and clapped in approval. He deserves the mockery for the cringe and the stupidity, whether or not he was being light hearted.
 
 
 
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