i find it hilarious how this has gotten 10,000 notes here on tumblr because to me (and most people from montreal) this is an every day occurrence and I often wake up to this outside my window and it amazes me in no way whatsoever
This was in my psychology book. I thought it might be useful to those who can’t think if gender-neutral terms.
I feel like “freshman” is different though. For example, I go to an all girls school and we still call the first-year students “freshmen”
and people call things made by women “man-made” and refer to men and women as “man-kind” and say that men are “mothering” their friends. that is literally the point being made, that gendered-language is so pervasive in our society that people don’t even notice they’re doing it or the implications behind it.