Jay Lake (jaylake) wrote,
Jay Lake
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[child] The Child asks about gendered language

Watching one of the LotR bonus CDs, someone mentions "the men of Minas Tirith."

the_child looks at me and says, "Why is it always men? Why not women and girls? And when we say 'human', we're still saying hu-man. Why is that?"

Me: "Well, you're right. That's a problem."

Originally published at jlake.com.

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