The Coconut Scholar (coconut_theory) wrote in thequestionclub,
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Why do people (and men in particular) refer to women as females?

Ladies, does it bother you when someone refers to women as females?

I can understand using the word as an adjective (e.g. a female doctor), but why as a noun? It always sort of bothered me and I couldn't figure out why. I'm still not sure exactly why. When I was a teacher, the biology teacher would always tell our students, "Animals are females, humans are women". Thoughts, anyone?
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