Stop Using Sexist Language

dont be a pussy man up

Stop using sexist language that perpetuates myths about strengths and weaknesses stemming from genitalia. Examples:

  • don’t be such a pussy
  • man-up
  • that took balls
  • grow a pair
  • be a man
  • ballsy
  • doing anything (throwing, running, fighting) “like a girl”
  • calling women “girls” (infantilizing them, shifting the balance of power)

What can we do right now?

Sherryl Kleinman clarifies below that “Language is one (thing) we can work on right now, if we’re willing. It’s easier to start saying “you all” instead of “you guys” than to change the wage gap tomorrow.”

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