April 09, 2008

"I did accuse the web site of hate speech, joke or not."

Feministing commenters debate whether an online thesaurus ought to list "the weaker sex" as a synonym for "female."

UPDATE: The problem is no more. Next stop, "tomato"...

Posted by Dr. Frank at April 9, 2008 06:11 PM | TrackBack

"Thanks to Christine for the heads up..." heads up!?
Somebody should buttroll that damsel.

Posted by: Mike NYC at April 9, 2008 06:53 PM

this is peculiar. i can't actually recall having heard that one, really, so it's weird that it's in there. i've heard "fairer sex" though (which to me means that under these rules, "man" should have a synonym of "hairier, smellier, more brutish sex" at thesaurus.com– just sayin').

Posted by: hellocasey at April 10, 2008 02:16 AM