March for Science, an anti-Trump organization, is facing backlash from its own over a tweet calling women “females.”
Yes, people are insulted by the word ‘female’ (which IS one of the two genders, by the way). When the left-leaning social justice organization tweeted in February, they caught the eye of many females who claimed it was downright disgusting to call them so.
One “science positive!” user replied, “for one u can stop calling us females. Second, offer more for mothers (especially single ones) who want to get into STEM” and then spiraled into a full-on rant about how low income mothers, essentially single mothers, cannot go into the STEM fields because the pay is “an insult.”
Another top of the class college grad stated, “Hey did you know that ‘woman’ has the same number of letters as ‘female’ and doesn’t make you sound like a tool?” Silly woman, counting is for men.
And of course, it wouldn’t be considered right if they weren’t called “a colossal waste of garbage” by an intersectional feminist.
So basically, if you seemingly deny women the right to do something, they are outraged. And if you praise women and try to help them advance in the STEM fields, but accidentally say the word ‘female,’ they are outraged.
March of Science realized their horrific mistake, and tweeted a series of apologies to the offended. Here’s an example:
Thanks to everyone who pointed out some problematic tweets we made recently. Language matters, especially when it comes to inclusion.— March for Science (@ScienceMarchDC) February 24, 2017
Maybe the March for Science-ers will add the women vs. female issue to their list of science related issues (colonization, racism, immigration, native rights, sexism, ableism, queer-, trans-, intersex-phobia, & econ- justice).
After realizing how offensive the word “female” is to some, I will definitely have to reevaluate my vocabulary. I don’t think I’ll ever say “woman” again.