Re-thinking Words: Gender Sensitivity
No man? No woman? You BE the person!
Hubby and I were having a conversation that turned silly. He was describing those round black things in the ground in the middle of the road.
He said, "no, that's a person-hole cover to be politically correct"
Well you can imagine the hilarity that ensued from that point forward.
We then proceeded to make a list of all the words, phrases, names, and expressions that we could think of that contained either the word "man" or "woman" and replace it with the word "person."
OF COURSE, this exercise is very SILLY and is only meant to have fun and engage with our "inner child."
No man is an island No person is an island
No man's land No person's land
Manned spaceship Person-ned spaceship
Who's the MAN! Who's the PERSON!
You BE the MAN! You BE the PERSON!!
(wo)mankind Personkind (of course)
a woman's wiles a person's wiles
I am woman, here me ROAR I am person, here my ROAR
(wo)manhood personhood (what else could it be?)
It's a man's world It's a person's world
Superman SuperPERSON (tee, hee, hee)
Wonder Woman Wonder PERSON (ROFL!!!)
CatWoman CatPERSON (oh dear...)
Batman BatPERSON (now we're REALLY getting silly)
alderman, assemblyman, backwoodsman, bellman, business(wo)man etc.
Of course, the MOST HILARIOUS one to us was
BoogeyPERSON (would NOT be afraid of him)
Last, but not least is for those Star Trek fans!!
To boldly go, where no person has gone before!!! :)
Can you think of any words or phrases that we missed?