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

https://iamofthestars.files.wordpress.com/2016/11/alices-stories-mom-men-audio-only2.mp3?_=2

 

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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