Posts tagged "semantics"

“Ladies,” “Guys” — What Should We Call A Group Of Women?

A few years ago, I felt very pleased with myself when I emailed a group of activists and addressed them as “ladies.” I knew they were primarily women, specifically LGBTQ and feminist-minded, so I made a point not to say “guys.” Most group emails I address as “hey guys!” or the slightly-less-formal “hey, y’all.” “Hello,…

Jessica Wakeman / September 6, 2013