By Tim Vernimmen. He needed another idea. And so the theory of sexual selection was born. Males have weapons, Darwin proposed, to fight over females, and their bright colours, fancy songs and adornments were to seduce the reticent sex into mating. But his ideas about sexual selection raised few eyebrows. The image of vigorous males competing for aloof, disinterested females fit the mindset of the time — at least that of men.
Don’t Call Me Feisty! Why I Hate Being Described As Feisty
Feisty, frigid and frumpy: 25 words we only use to describe women
Please refresh the page and retry. T his week , Sir Roger Gale, the MP , has come under fire for referring to his female employees as 'girls'. None of these definitions mentions gender. Indeed, the adjective would appear to be gender neutral — until you look at the example sentences given by the dictionary:. O ver the past couple of years, there has been a concerted effort to ditch these words. Have you heard a male character described as feisty? I think not.
Get the Stitcher App
Top definition. Excitable , spirited can sometimes mean irritable or easy to anger From the german 'fist' which means a small, agressive and lively dog. She's a feisty little godess That feisty bitch just bit me.
Language is undeniably important. How we communicate is paramount to our society. The words we choose to use, and why, have the power to affect the opinions we form and how we view people.