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[–] Ravenclaw_Feminist 63 points (+63|-0)

Wait until they auto correct "feminism" to "humanism!"

[–] Gini 32 points (+32|-0) Edited

The amount of arguments ive had with people, mostly men, on social media about how feminism is not the same as humanism is just tiring. So it's coming.

[–] VirginiaWolfberry 51 points (+51|-0)

Yep, my iPhone has started autocorrecting “transwoman” to “trans woman”.

[+] [Deleted] 24 points (+24|-0)
[–] skaskull 12 points (+12|-0)

I noticed too on my iPhone. I thought it was weird when it autocorrected.

[–] Hermione 9 points (+9|-0)

My phone started doing that ages ago. I’m considering going into the settings, I think you can have certain words autocorrect to what you want them to be. I’m going to do that on principle.

[–] MakeThatDough 4 points (+10|-6)

why are you calling them transwomen to begin with lol

[–] starry 4 points (+4|-0)

Because trans woman implies it's on the same level as "short woman" or "old woman" when transwomen are not women, so the term shouldn't be on that level.

[–] SamuraiGhostCat 2 points (+2|-0)

I think she meant to ask why you are calling them that instead of TIMs/males.

there are other adjectives that are not subsective tho, such as faux fur.

[–] MakeThatDough 0 points (+1|-1)

oh i see, i'd probably just call them drag queen or man or something lol

[–] pennygadget 34 points (+34|-0)

Does it do the same thing to "single father"?

[–] phimoment 13 points (+13|-0)

Someone please test this! I only have the free version of Word so I can't. apparently users must pay the premium to experience female erasure via word processing.

[–] Seren 33 points (+33|-0)

I think you can turn off the settings that tell you to correct gender-specific language if you go to Editor —> Settings, then choose Grammar and Refinements. You can scroll down and uncheck ‘Gender-specific language’.

[–] Griffxx 33 points (+33|-0)

Even THE major word processing program has been coded to degender women and female.

When will this stop!

Switch to Libre Office! (used to be Open Office)

It suggests "tradeswoman" for "transwoman!

Plus you control the spellcheck dictionary and can add or delete entries as you see fit

https://www.libreoffice.org/

[–] InvisibleWoman 12 points (+12|-0)

Yes! Ditch Word for an open-source option! I am very happy with it

[–] LOriginedumonde [OP] 26 points (+27|-1) Edited

A gender neutral term here would be more inclusive

[–] Lawful 47 points (+47|-0)

Okay, but the point of language isn't to be inclusive, it's to be descriptive.

[–] Hermione 11 points (+11|-0)

This needs to be put on a T-shirt, and stickers. Stickered all around the cities.

[–] votkriscan 19 points (+19|-0)

Now even the word documents are jumping on the woke train. Totally ridiculous. I suggest parents make sure to remove any such options from your children's device's programs.

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