Maybe it is a personal quirk of mine, but I think women deserve a word free of any "male" connotation.

Many years ago women starting using "Ms". I liked it. Evidently women or more likely men disappoved or lost interest. It is now rarely said.

After much though, OK male thought, I have selected for my personal use the term Lady or Ladies in describing the female gender.

FYI: Lady origined from Old English "hlǣfdīge" (denoting a woman to whom homage or obedience is due, such as the wife of a lord, also specifically the Virgin Mary).

Dictionary defintion of lady: "a woman who is refined, polite, and well-spoken" or "a woman of high social position or economic class".

Evidently, for most of history there was not a separate term to describe a woman.

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Just learned that Lady and Lad are derived from Lord. I should have quessed that earlier.

This means Lady is also a term with "male" connotation.

Women should decide how to replace the "male" connotation of their name with a more suitable one.

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I suggest using a foreign lanuguage to find a non-male term.

Women and men have same IQ. However, women with inherent qualities of being more caring, social and nonviolent should be smarter and arrive at better solutions to problems.

Please read more essays about Women as Leaders on right side menu.

My apology to Shakespeare for rewritting his famous quote.

A woman by any other name would smell sweeter.

Written By: Dennis Wilmeth
Firt Published: 3/31/19
Last Revised: 4/15/19



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