[Ads-l] "man" avoidance

Marc Sacks msacksg at GMAIL.COM
Sat Sep 24 10:09:15 EDT 2016


Last night, my wife referred to two of her students as "male-identified."
Oh, I innocently asked, were they trans, gay, genderfluid? No, she replied,
just male. She was reporting her discomfort after innocently referring to
them as "guys." I'm not sure how serious she was; I don't think she was
either.

Marc Sacks

On Fri, Sep 23, 2016 at 10:43 PM, Wilson Gray <hwgray at gmail.com> wrote:

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> On Fri, Sep 23, 2016 at 9:51 PM, Benjamin Barrett <mail.barretts at gmail.com
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> > =E2=80=9C311 mostly male people=E2=80=9D
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> "311 men and women"?
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