Category Archives: gender-specific language

Silly old women

Ageism and sexism in one. Brilliant. I got a query recently about how to start blogging as a woman who is more than 50 years old. Oh my goddess. Do women of more than 50 know how to use a … Continue reading

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Mx, Ms, Mr, (Mrs/Miss)

I do hope you are all aware that when addressing trans people you should be using the appropriate title. A bit like the pronouns. Here is Mix Margaret on the subject. Some excerpts and comments: In recent years they have … Continue reading

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Trans rape?

I know. I’m old. Out of touch. That’s probably why I’m reeling at the story of a transwoman raping a transman. Uh? Cherno Biko, if you haven’t heard of the story. Cherno Biko is a Brooklyn based award winning media … Continue reading

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Let’s spend the night together

Lovely, long, lazy travel. It’s years since I travelled by charter or even standard airlines. Or in the words of Kipling (more or less), ‘better to travel hopefully than arrive’. I bought a EuroRail card, travelled by train in India, … Continue reading

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Simple sexism

The Ark and I are not best pals at the moment. Not that we ever were, but anyway, our recent exchanges give some good examples of sexism. Firstly, we have, him telling me how to exercise following my broken ankle. … Continue reading

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Oh dear

From Violet’s blog about MRAs. Insanity wrote: Actually Carmen, many of those men are genuinely having lots of sex, which than begs the question, why are there so many stupid women in the world? It also answers another of your … Continue reading

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Feminism 101a – The Weary World of Mansplination

The Arb offered to do a guest post for me on feminism. Who am I to refuse? So here it is, on ‘mansplaining’. Unedited. All credit, copyright and my thanks for such a thoughtful post to The Arb. ******* As … Continue reading

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With reference to ‘baiting’ and ‘playing games’

Or blog etiquette? My last post referred to a comment of mine on one blog, that was then made the subject of a post on another person’s blog (Tricia’s). Just to summarise, I pointed out that police officer is a … Continue reading

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The poor are always with us

What do I think of the Tory majority in the UK? Pal Hariod Brawn asked me this so I thought I would give a somewhat superficial answer as that is all I can manage. I’m not surprised. Most people are … Continue reading

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Things that puzzle me

In no particular order: 1) Why do people have comment moderation for blogs about cookery, books, photography and other presumably inoffensive subjects? I can’t work out whether it is paranoia, over-inflated sense of self-importance or some strange form of blog … Continue reading

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Just an everyday in a sexist life

It’s easy to say, ‘I’m not sexist, racist, disablist, fattist, ageist’ etc. But what happens when someone challenges that? None of us like being challenged so the automatic response is ‘Oh, no, I’m not’. Except, how do we know? Ruth … Continue reading

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Mr, Mrs, Miss, Dr. But … no Ms?

I was filling out an online application form. First question, title. Natch, the first option was Mr. Followed by Mrs, Miss and Dr. Whoa! This is the 21st century. And if you don’t see anything wrong with that list, then … Continue reading

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Intent v impact?

Six years ago I wrote this: Browsing on the internet this week I seem to have read a lot about misunderstandings. They happen every day. We rarely see the world from someone else’s perspective. If we are lucky we occasionally … Continue reading

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We’re all (nearly) equal now …

I so love this very important day of the year where 50% (approx before any pedant gets on my back) of the world’s population gets to jump up and down, wear purple and make asinine tweets or Facebook comments for … Continue reading

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How to fall out

What better to do with a million things on the ‘to do’ list than write a blog post to avoid doing what I should be doing? Writing about comments over on Kev’s stuff, I was minded to think about issues … Continue reading

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I finally found a decent Freshly Pressed post!

And as it follows the same theme as the last couple of posts on here: Bitch-slapped and harlot and Free speech I recommend a read. (Link at the bottom) The words feminist and vegetarian aren’t mentioned, but it is about … Continue reading

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An exchange

So, run away all those of you who think feminism is silly, don’t like PC language and think there is no problem out there anyway. That will be most/all of you. Here we have the usual story of me pointing … Continue reading

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Whacky week on WordPress

Flitting around earlier, as you do, when there are more important things that needed doing, I came upon one of my pet hates. One of those requests that you head over to some site or other to vote for the … Continue reading

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Fighting a losing battle

Browsing around a blog that I read from time to time, one of those I sometimes comment on, who doesn’t comment on mine etc etc I noticed an interesting photo. It referred to ‘Fisherpeople’, and the comment was: So very … Continue reading

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Political correctness

Here we go. Dons kick-arse boots and picks up 17mm Allen key (bought yesterday specifically for this post) to repel all attacks. So, take care. The 17mm Allen key is one evil bit of kit. Even in my hands. Now, … Continue reading

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