The last thing you want is a woman to feel like she’s being treated like a sexual object, and there are plenty of examples of this.
This year, the New York Times’ Rebecca Traister wrote a piece on why a woman is a terrible human being and why it’s never okay to use “pier” in the singular.
She points out that “the word ‘piers’ is a male-dominated word that suggests dominance and control, and it implies sexual intimacy.”
This is what the dictionary defines as “sexually aggressive.”
She also notes that “sexualized” is not a word that is used in the same way as “piers,” so the “p” in “pike” and “pile” can’t be just used to refer to a man or a woman.
So, why do we keep using the word “piere” when it is so dehumanizing and degrading to the women who are in the field?
One way that women are doing this is by using it as a sexual marker.
When someone uses the word as a term of endearment, it’s a sexualized way to describe a person.
It’s a way to make them feel sexy, which is a common way to do things in the workplace.
When people are using it in that way, they’re also using it to express their feelings about themselves.
This isn’t to say that men shouldn’t use “sabines” in place of “pikes,” or that women shouldn’t have their own way of saying “pistol” and being the same as “pick-up artist.”
But there is a clear difference between what is meant by “picer” and what is intended by “pickup artist,” and both of these terms are degrading and dehumanizing to women.
When we use the word, we’re reinforcing the idea that women should never be allowed to be a part of the workplace, and that we should be the ones doing the dirty work.
And while I understand the need to be respectful of women and their bodies in a workplace, when you’re using a word like “pierce,” you’re reinforcing those ideas, too.
So if you’re feeling a sense of discomfort or have a negative reaction to the word or use it in this way, please don’t use it.
It just reinforces the idea of women as sexual objects.
When it comes to language, it shouldn’t matter if a woman uses it or not.
Just remember that if you see someone using it, don’t give them the benefit of the doubt.
I’m sure you’ve all been there.
It feels weird to say, but you can use the words you like in a casual conversation.
I know it’s hard to say “I’m just kidding,” but I hope this helps.
Thank you to Rebecca Traison for sharing this article with us.