Never trust a person who says "a female" instead of "a woman".
@Juju what I see in my head every time someone says "females."
@alexa Don't be deliberately obtuse
@Juju this is anti-Ferengi racism smh
This is racist against Ferengi
@Juju this is a really cool heuristic. I can hypothesize that it would work because men who use the word "female" out of place are actively guarding their speech, trying to sound neutral and scientific out of fear that if they speak freely then the PC police are going to put them in PC jail. For me, any sign that a person is being careful with words they use with me is a massive red flag...
@cjd I'm pretty bored lately so I've been watching reality shows like Ex On The Beach to feel better about myself (I'm also an asshole) and the men on those shows use it a lot, I suspect because they think women are lower than them. Makes them sound non-human to use "a female".
And women use it as well but mostly when they're talking about women they don't like.
@Juju it makes my skin crawl, but I've been a lot happier since I ran across '"females" but pronounced like "tamales"'