My Mom’s Take on Using the Word ‘Man’ to Include Women . by Alice B. Clagett

Filmed on 19 November 2016; published on 20 November 2016; revised and transcribed on 23 November 2018

MY MOM’S TAKE ON USING THE WORD ‘MAN’ TO INCLUDE WOMEN
by Alice B. Clagett
Soundtrack and Words
19 November 2016

 

They used to say ‘man’ in those days  [at the turn of the last century]; they never said ‘woman’ … [laughs] … I talked to my mother about it; I said: Mom, why do they always say ‘man’? Why don’t they say ‘woman’ half the time?

And she said: Oh my goodness! They mean nothing by it. This is merely a literary convention!

My mother was very in favor of empowering women, so I guess she knew what she was talking about! I took it that it doesn’t mean much; and I hope you will too.

–from Link: “The Large Intestine and the Army of the Night,” by Alice B. Clagett, filmed on 19 November 2016; published on 20 November 2016; revised and transcribed on 23 November 2018 … https://wp.me/p2Rkym-6qi ..

Alice B. Clagett


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Except where otherwise noted, “The Chalice and the Crucible” by Alice B. Clagett … https://chaliceandcrucible.com/ … is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License (CC BY-SA 4.0) … https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0/ ..


 

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