Re: Etymology is a slippery thing, best not to squeeze it too hard.... Archived Message
Posted by Ken Waldron on June 7, 2020, 5:23 pm, in reply to "Re: Etymology is a slippery thing, best not to squeeze it too hard...."
"Try arguing that one in a 'gender studies' department." |
-There's no reason for arguing: it's just factual.
"A purist insistence that supposed original meanings of words should be strictly adhered to won't get you anywhere."
Whats "supposed" about it?: Gender still means the same as biological sex to myself and many others: whatever the rarified world of "gender studies" departments would like to pretend it means. The fact that they chose quite the wrong word to abuse isn't my problem.
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