This lady’s heart was probably in the right place, but if there’s a lesson to be learned here, it’s this: DON’T MESS WITH A LINGUIST. And also, really know what you’re talking about before you share things online for everyone to see and deconstruct.
A Tumblr user who calls herself “Feminist Chewbacca” argued that the English language is basically the root cause of the patriarchal society we all inhabit. In her post, she said that “Men fabricated the idea that they are the default sex to compensate for their biological inferiority and general superfluousness.” And then it was time for a linguist to teach her a few things.
Here is the original post that “Feminist Chewbacca” shared with the world.
And that’s when it was time for an actual, real-life linguist to step in and take her to school. And he broke each example down with the skill of an expert. The linguist’s response:
That’s what I call schoolin’!
h/t: Bored Panda