man = humanity - sexist?

Pedro P├íramo   Tue Jul 08, 2008 11:04 am GMT
Is it considered sexist to refer to humanity as "man"?
Guest   Tue Jul 08, 2008 11:19 am GMT
No Pedro - not at all mate. However, I can imagine there are a few ultra left- wing, feminist leza birds out there who'd probably say otherwise - but it ain't (it probably soon will be mind).
Johnny   Tue Jul 08, 2008 11:50 am GMT
No, if used in the right context, among sensible people: mankind, the human race.
Yes, if used among people who see everything as sexist, offensive, and against their trivial rights.
Bill in Los Angeles   Tue Jul 08, 2008 2:02 pm GMT
No, what is really disrespectful is when guys call chicks broads. I hate that.
Guest   Tue Jul 08, 2008 11:34 pm GMT
Are there any terms for "males" that are used by women which men find disrespectful?
Bill in Los Angeles   Wed Jul 09, 2008 11:58 pm GMT
<<Are there any terms for "males" that are used by women which men find disrespectful?>>

I can't think of any.