One for the girlies

Discussion in 'Women's Issues' started by Catchoftheday, Apr 30, 2008.

  1. Catchoftheday

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    I was just reading stuff elsewhere on here and somebody said "but not on a chick" I think the person meant a lady not a chicken. So I was wondering how the ladies feel about being called things like chick and girly and things like that.
     
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    chick, babe, dame, broad, dudette, chica, honey

    Yeah how do the women feel about being called things like that?
     
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    Fine with me, I call women chicks, too.
     
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    In the UK we dont say chicks, some people say birds though.
     
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    I don't mind being called any of those unless you're my boss. It's usually all in good fun.
     
  6. ManlyBanisters

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    Yeah - it depends entirely on context.

    If it is being used condescendingly I dislike it - but then I dislike being called dear or love when it is condescending.

    I feel slightly less tolerant of the more 'objectifying' terms (piece of skirt for example) but chick, girl, dame, broad and so on don't really bother me. Terms of endearment (honey, sweetie, etc.) are different - I sometimes think it over familiar, from both men and women - but then with some people it is clearly force of habit - like older women who call everybody 'love'.

    Here* I often get called a 'gamine' - which I'm not sure I like at all:

    gamine
    Qualificatif populaire qui désigne une adolescente encore naïve, mais déjà assez espiègle et turbulente pour se donner des allures de stagiaire en féminité. (Translation: Popular qualifier which designates a still naive teenager, but already rather mischievous and turbulent giving the impression of developing femininity.)

    Though actually that definition surprised me - because around here they use it for little girls too, from toddler age up, so the overtones of developing sexuality are not there. Or at least I fucking hope they aren't!

    * France, not LPSG, obviously.
     
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