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Is it offensive to refer to females as "Chicks?"

Re: Is it offensive to refer to females as "Chicks?"
« Reply #20 on: December 09, 2008, 12:21:54 AM »
the preferred nomenclature is "baby chickens"

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Re: Is it offensive to refer to females as "Chicks?"
« Reply #21 on: December 14, 2008, 11:20:46 AM »
If "boys" is okay because "boys" and "men" are both humans, then why isn't "chicks" okay because both "chicks" and "female homo sapiens" are both animals?

because the latter is dehumanizing, presumably.

i once knew a lefty feminist who used the term "chicks" to refer to women.  it confused the living hell out of me.

I'm a lefty-ish feminist-ish person.  I think taking your husband's name is sexist.  I think a lot of marriage-related traditions are sexist.  I think a lot of the ways that men speak to and about women are sexist.
 
And I use the term chick all the time.  My dearest female friend, a greater leftist and feminist than I, is not offended by the term.  I found it interesting that the lecture I got about using that term was from a man.

Chick is just old-fashioned slang.  I wouldn't recommend someone speak that way at work, but I see nothing wrong with saying "this chick I met ...." 

I certainly wouldn't put chick in the same category of "offensive" as a lot of the words I see used for females, e.g. b-i-t-c-h, ho (or is it hoe?), whore, female private part.  People use those terms all the time.  The first two are even used when someone isn't intending to insult women.

If a man's most un-gentlemanly attribute is referring to women as "chicks," I'd say that's a pretty great man (or boy, or guy, or dude).


So tell me more about this expectations of how we the men ought to behave.
Well you're probably kidding but - where to start?  Your gender needs a lot of work. 

Let's be honest...they're both pretty terrible at this point.

Re: Is it offensive to refer to females as "Chicks?"
« Reply #22 on: December 14, 2008, 11:23:34 AM »
What about betty?

"Man, you should have seen this betty I shagged in the lift yesterday"

I vote against hoochie or chicken head. (see urbandictionary.com)

Re: Is it offensive to refer to females as "Chicks?"
« Reply #23 on: December 15, 2008, 09:48:24 AM »
You all know why women have breasts right?  So you got something to look at when you're talking to them!

Re: Is it offensive to refer to females as "Chicks?"
« Reply #24 on: December 16, 2008, 01:11:43 AM »
You know why they have shorter feet than men? So they can stand closer to the sink when doing dishes.

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Re: Is it offensive to refer to females as "Chicks?"
« Reply #25 on: December 16, 2008, 05:18:45 AM »
Shorter feet?  You mean smaller?

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Re: Is it offensive to refer to females as "Chicks?"
« Reply #26 on: December 16, 2008, 08:33:30 AM »
Shorter feet?  You mean smaller?



no, he means shorter.  as in....not as tall  :D

Re: Is it offensive to refer to females as "Chicks?"
« Reply #27 on: December 16, 2008, 08:51:47 AM »
You all know why women have breasts right?  So you got something to look at when you're talking to them!
You know why they have shorter feet than men? So they can stand closer to the sink when doing dishes.

I hope you two are proud of yourselves.

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Re: Is it offensive to refer to females as "Chicks?"
« Reply #28 on: December 16, 2008, 09:36:59 PM »
You know why they have shorter feet than men? So they can stand closer to the sink when doing dishes.

You know why I screwed your mom in the ass? Because she likes it.