Sunday, July 05, 2009

Thought of the Day #182 - Female vs Woman

I recently read an article about Steve McNair's death. In the article it
said that he was found shot to death along side a 20 year old "female."
Which makes me wonder...was it a female dog? Cat? Tortoise? or possibly
a human? No where in the article does it clarify.

To me, the use of "female" to demote a generic female human seems to
de"human"ize the woman.

Just a little pet peeve of mine, but seiously, hasn't modern journalism
brought itself past 1950s stylized crime reporting?