As I prepare my first collection for launch, I noticed the name given the figures, either in product descriptions or hashtags posted on social media, often described them as girls or ladies. But as I wrote descriptions of each piece, I realized my language muzzled the power she holds.
Names are very, very strong. These paintings are most decidedly women of unnoticeable class but noticeable age. I have changed my language and used the correct term to reflect this finding. In correcting this error, I'm now interested to find the definitions of nouns given to adult human females and help others identify the correct terms to use when regarding an adult human female. Below is a list that will be updated throughout time.
Adult: a person who is fully grown or developed
Babe: an innocent or inexperienced person
Bitch: (1) malicious, unpleasant, selfish person. (2) a person who is submissive or subservient to someone, usually in a humiliating way
Dame: The official title of a female member of the Order of the British Empire, equivalent to a knight.
Damsel: a young woman or girl, originally one of gentle or noble birth
Queen (Drama Queen, Queen Bee)
These definitions were procured and modified to fit the relevant content from Dictionary.com. This compilation is a list of terms I saw relevant to the female human however they may have been used or are used for any and all classifications of human gender or social constructs.
Last Update: June 11, 2020
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