One thought on “Singlism: From the Subtle to the Shocking

  • September 10, 2016 at 4:19 pm

    “At first blush, this sort of subtle singlism may seem harmless enough, similar to using male pronouns to refer to both men and women. But the thing is, using the male pronoun as a universal pronoun is no longer acceptable at most publications. It is not okay to erase half of humanity.” I agree with this statement 100%!

    By the way, Just sharing, I read the following and was impressed: The Arkansas Society Colonial Dames 17th Century marked the grave of its founder, Wilhelmina Shirley Lea, with a CDXVIIC marker recently. Wilhelmina died with no immediate family on Nov. 18, 1977, at the age of 80. She was an only child. She was a charter member with the Garland County Historical Society. Her love of genealogy and history was illustrated in her involvement with the society. (September, 2016, Sentinel Record newspaper), and, this is one from my files:

    Valley woman celebrates 106th birthday
    Posted: Oct 13, 2015 11:58 PM CST Updated: Oct 14, 2015 12:11 AM
    Valley resident Ethyle “Teddy” Shumate is celebrating her 106th birthday. (Source: KPHO/KTVK)“Well, I don’t mind. I don’t pay any attention to it, but they can tell me all they want,” Shumate said. Shumate still lives alone and prefers it that way. She likes to garden, clean and cook.
    “I’ve seen an awful lot of changes,” Shumate said, “but I don’t like to be called old.” When asked how many more birthday’s she would like to have, Shumate said she’s happy to keep on living as long as she can do it on her own terms.


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