All this time we thought women were "people" too. Turns out we were wrong! That is, according to the words we use on a daily basis.
1 a person whose profession is acting on the stage, in films, or on television.
1 a female actor.
1 an entertainer on stage or television whose act is designed to make an audience laugh.
Pronunciation: /kəˌmiːdɪˈɛn, -ˌmɛ-/
1 a female comedian.
1 a person admired for their courage, outstanding achievements, or noble qualities.
1 a woman admired for her courage, outstanding achievements, or noble qualities.
1 a person who is employed to deliver or collect letters and parcels.
1 a woman who is employed to deliver or collect letters and parcels.
1 a person chosen to preside over a meeting.
1 a female chairperson.
1 the head of a town, borough, or county council, elected by council members and generally having purely ceremonial duties.
Pronunciation: /ˈmɛːrɪs, ˌmɛːˈrɛs/
2 a woman holding the office of mayor.
1 a person who commits murder.
1 a female murderer.
Source: Oxford English Dictionary
It's time we got rid of 50% of the above words. Can you guess which 50%?