Please don't claim I agree with you when I have repeatedly said I agree with Gillian.
Originally Posted by Drunk Vegan
And you're missing the point, which I think almost everyone here is, it's that the use of man to denote everyone marks men as the standard human from which women are a subset which is different.
You'll see it in medicine as well, the state of a healthy human body is defined as state of a healthy male human, with the state of a healthy woman defined by how they differ from the healthy male.,
Lets just turn this around to something people might understand.
How would you like it if the name for the set of white people was "white", the name for the set of black people was "black" and the name for people in general was "black"?
Reductionist and proud of it.
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