The Women+ Thread Uses Its Words

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☮ As always with the AVCAD, don’t feel compelled to share beyond your comfort level.

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This week’s suggested topic: Gendered Words

I want to get down in the weeds talking words this week. Ranging from the loss of words like “actress” and “stewardess” to the words that are gendered and so offensive we don’t say them here (be sure to asterisk if you want to say c*nt in the comments to save us some trouble clearing the queue). There are a lot of gendered words that have a wide variety of meanings to women+ and today I want to talk about here.