Five Labeling Labels

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Five labeling words associated with gender that I find offensive are bossy, sassy, moody, gossipy, and mumsy. I found the labels are offensive because they are sexist towards women and girls. The fact that the labels are disproportionately directed towards women implied for gender inequality. The labels often go unremarked for men. Bossy, for example, is a critic towards women. If men display the same “bossy” behavior in a work place, they will likely be called a strong leader. The “other person” does not understand how the labels target women. It is so rare to hear a man called a gossip. Some men do, but definitely not chastised for it very often. The label “Moody” entailed that women’s emotions are heavily affected by hormones! Rather than
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