02/06/2015 10:19 am ET Updated Feb 06, 2015

The Problem With Calling Women 'Females'

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For as long as I can remember, I've been immediately skeptical of men who use the word "female" to describe women. Before I was able to put my finger on what exactly bothered me about their use of the word, I simply relied on historical record: The men I liked and respected weren't running around talking about females this, females that.

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