Kristen Lem

Women Stop Saying These Phrases

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Women: Stop Saying These Phrases

 When we asked this woman what words she thought women should stop saying, she responded in rhyme. Watch to hear more about her views on these two phrases that convey unintentional gender bias.

When we asked this woman what words she thought women should stop saying, she responded in rhyme. Watch to hear more about her views on these two phrases that convey unintentional gender bias.

TRANSCRIPT:
There are words used by all of us
that convey an unintentional gender bias.
One of these is attention whore,
something we probably shouldn’t say anymore.
Because, see, attention is a human need.
Don’t believe me? Scroll your Instagram feed.
Guys, girls, selfies at the gym.
Be like her. Look like him.
When women do it,
we’re the needy, fame-seeking ones.
But when the guys from Jackass do it?
Well, that’s just for fun.
Next up: drama queen.
This one’s actually kinda mean.
It refers to a woman acting “psycho,”
not her best, but the truth is
guys break down too.
Kanye West?
What’s worse is this phrase ends dialogue
sending emotions into a dramatic fog.
“You’re such a drama queen,” makes me feel
crazy … absurd …
versus, “You’re experiencing a lot right now,”
which says, “You’re seen. You’re heard.”
So let’s bury the drama queen deep in her grave.
By talking instead of name-calling
it could be a life you save.
When people express, they may cry or wail,
and that’s ok, whether you’re male or female. 🔷