gender specific usage

Discussion in 'Linguistics' started by mathman, Dec 19, 2021.

  1. mathman Valued Senior Member

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    I have often seen or heard women use the word 'fabulous', but never by men, except possibly gay. Are there other words with a similar gender bias in usage? How this come about?
     
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  3. billvon Valued Senior Member

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    Of course. Blond vs blonde. "Honey" and "sweetie" for women; "son" and "dude" for men. Beautiful is usually used for women.

    And English isn't the worst there. French has different articles - even different verb tenses - for women vs men, and many nouns have a feminine and masculine form.
     
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  5. DaveC426913 Valued Senior Member

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    ??


    Are you talking about gendered terms, or gendered use of terms? It seems the OP is asking about gendered use - as in: terms that men use that women do not, and vice versa.
     
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  7. billvon Valued Senior Member

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    Men are blond, women are blonde.
     
  8. DaveC426913 Valued Senior Member

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    Really?
     
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  11. RainbowSingularity Valued Senior Member

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    what is mental gender ?
    why do different genders have different uniforms ?
     
  12. billvon Valued Senior Member

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    Gender is societal in nature. "Mental gender" is gender identity.
    Societal norms. Women often dress differently than men.
     
  13. RainbowSingularity Valued Senior Member

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    i personally do not identify as a gender unless it is in relation to someone else or some thing
    so my biological physical gender is comparative
    my psychological gender is primarily female but my physical gender is male

    im not an anti-establishment type of person so im not looking to undermine & wipe out peoples culture & personal freedoms & choices

    however
    i do question gender constructs to see if & where there is an ability to go beyond that which binds us to conformity & lack of free will.

    in my opinion
    people seem to be taught gender identity & then adopt it as an exterior culture concept
    so there is nothing natural about gender at all
    its 100% culture & 100% expression.

    however people confuse sex & biology with gender
    that is the old world thinking, before we had modern understandings of more complex reality's

    soo technically
    i am half male half female some part male exterior & then also some part reflective perception of society's demands & filters

    the idea of being a single gender with demands of culture conformity to define my inner self is not restricted to observers pleasures & whims.
     
  14. mathman Valued Senior Member

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    I was asking about gender use of terms. In the example: women say 'fabulous'.
     
  15. RainbowSingularity Valued Senior Member

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    your hiding behind your comment
    how droll

    do you support same sex marriage & same sex couple adoption rights ?
     
  16. DaveC426913 Valued Senior Member

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    Yes.
     
  17. sculptor Valued Senior Member

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    fox 2p influence?

    it seems that women use um more than men, while men use uh more than women
    and
    when conversing with the opposite sex, it seems that women use uh more often than while speaking to women, while men use um more often than when speaking to men.

    but then again-------this is just in english language users

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    Last edited: Dec 21, 2021
  18. RainbowSingularity Valued Senior Member

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    nurture bias
    culture bias
    gender bias
    language bias

    no such thing as natural

    cultural nurture gender bias as a cultural compliance mechanism
    forced
    ...

    when would they "not" be "conversing with the opposite sex" ?

    when they are forced

    i admit it seems a little pointless to point out
    because its like trying to explain star trek science to 1800 age/era people

    however, any progress is still progress
     

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