every once in a while people suggest the best thing to do is get rid of female coded words and just go with male coded words.

"lets get rid of actress, and everyone can an actor."

why dont we get rid of actor and everyone can be an actress? oh because that makes a lot of people uncomfortable? funny that.

@siege i think the idea is that "-ess" is seen as a modifier on other words, and so specifying "actress" is like saying "actorwoman" but "actor" isn't like saying "actorman"

@sunsetmoth except the -ess in seamstress is not a modifier, there isnt a seamster. its just a female coded word.


@sunsetmoth and yes, "Award for Best Actor" does mean actorman.

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