This article was originally not going to be published, 6 months later, we changed our minds. Explanation at the end.

February 1, 2020. Erica aka @sexhomaru, took to Twitter to discuss an issue that has been plaguing them terribly. The word “female”.

Out of all of the issues in the world; the word “female” is the hill that Erica chose to stand on.

Their tweets, gathering over 140,000 likes on the cesspool of a social media platform, reads like a buzzfeed article. I’m not kidding, more on that coming up…

The thread itself, for those curious;

When called out for their own hypocrisy, Erica shifted the goal posts;

So, I mentioned Buzzfeed.

Take a look at this; Buzzfeed, over 5 years ago, made an article titled “6 Reasons You Should Stop Referring to Women As “Females” Right Now”.

Archive Link to the article; https://archive.li/7gLRJ

“1. Because the words “female” and “woman” mean different things.

“Female” is a scientific term that refers to the sex of a species that is capable of producing children. The term “woman” refers specifically to human beings, while “female” could refer to any species.

2. Because reducing a woman to her reproductive abilities is dehumanizing and exclusionary.

When you refer to a woman as a female, you’re ignoring the fact that she is a female human. It reduces a woman to her reproductive parts and abilities.

3. Because nobody casually refers to men as “males.”

“You know how males are,” said literally no one ever.

4. Because it is most often used to imply inferiority or contempt.

Not always, but often. And it’s typically when “female” is used as a noun (i.e., “Females are the worst!”). Here’s a fun exercise: Search the word “females” on Twitter and see what you get.

5. Because it’s grammatically weird.”

The word “female,” in its primary usage, is an adjective. When you use “female” as a noun, the subject that you’re referring to is erased.

6. And most importantly, because the word you’re looking for already exists.

The Buzzfeed article does go into a little more detail with some of these but the goal isn’t to just paste their content here, it’s to point out the similarities between parts of their reasoning and Erica’s Twitter thread.

This makes me think of two possible scenario’s

  1. Erica basically saw the Buzzfeed article and decided to use many of the same points and even wording, for her Tweets. This is very possible as the people who virtue signal on Twitter are often completely devoid of creativity. They’re destroyers, not creators.
  2. It’s just coincidence. This is also possible because we see how many of the people who take umbrage in issues like this, often share the same script.

What do you think? Coincidence? Copy paste more or less? Maybe something else entirely?

Why are we covering this 6 months later after deicing that the topic was not worth covering previously?

The same “complaint” is being spread on Twitter again, now by user “Nabz”

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