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  •  Speak truth to power. (1+ / 0-)
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    Tonga 23

    Agree about "sex" and "gender." There should be a useful distinction between the two, but in the New Prudery under which we live, "sex" can only be a dirty word. And that's the way the language changes.

    Another beef of mine -- another usage note rather than a bannable word or phrase -- is the unparallel use of man and woman, male and female. Notice how many times "women" are said to do one thing and "males" another.

    ". . . but then isn't obsession one requirement of intelligent analysis?" -- Mary McNamara, latimes.com

    by Vico on Thu Jul 26, 2007 at 02:03:40 PM PDT

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