by Cross Woodfield
So i have just been thinking lately about words…
Like in women’s studies we learn to call ourselves “women” because it’s more empowering than calling ourselves “girls”.
But I like the word “girls” wayyyyy more…it’s
a. less frumpy
b. more fun
c. more feminine
d. more youthful
We also learn that words like “lovely” and “coy” that are gendered feminine can be regressive in terms of feminism because they connote submission and a game-playing-with-boys type of feel.
What do y’all think?
Can words empower us, or do we feel empowered enough to use whatever words we want?