vernonFL: Where did this happen?Berkeley? Ithaca? Wellesley?Sinclair Community College in Dayton, OH? What?
cman: AmigosAmigasAmigosNo lady complains when they are included in "amigos" concerning a collective group.Its not all about sexism, it is about linguistics.Lets look at the etymology of the word "man"From Middle English man, from Old English mann ("human being, person, man"), from Proto-Germanic *mann- ("human being, man"), probably from Proto-Indo-European *man- ("man") (cf. also *men- ("mind"). Cognate with West Frisian man, Dutch man, German Mann ("man"), Norwegian mann ("man"), Russian муж (muž, "male person"), Avestan 𐬨𐬀𐬥𐬱 (manuš), Sanskrit मनु (manu, "human being").While the word "man" to describe humans collectively is certainly going out of style, even today the word still retains that meaning./However, other Germanic languages have moved on to use "mensch" or something similar (cognate in English is obsolete "mannish") instead of using "man" in a collective sense//English, however, is really one farked up language///Stop making stupid things into big farking problems
Arkanaut: Or you could just say "people".
Fark Rye For Many Whores: What a NSFW personhole might look like. (I had to suffer, so should you.)
untaken_name: So, how many of the construction crew were women? Was the sign literally true?
12349876: Let's compromise and put up "women working" signs in front of all kitchens.
MadAzza: Hey, idiots, Subby lied. Read the story. Nobody fell.Oh, what the hell, go ahead and whine and cry about the biatches wantin' their equality, so that's what they get, hurr durr durr.
That Guy...From That Show!: The story doesn't mention if the sign was factual.Were there actually men working or not?
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