Discussion in 'Academy/Military News' started by d.mcknight, Jun 12, 2012.
Not apropos of much, but . . . After I came home on leave after Plebe Year my mother said "You know, outside of the military the noun is 'woman,' not female." She said that's her one regret about my sister and I going to USNA--all this talking about "females." We agreed we would try to use "woman/women" as a the noun(s) in our home, when speaking with civilians, and when we get out of the service.
If the entering class is 24% females/women how well does that match up with the goal of having officer number percentages align with enlisted numbers?
Interesting point. The difference is subtle but significant. Calling someone Female is descriptive, to say they are a Woman acknowledges them as a person.
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