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When I was growing up back in the dark ages of the 1960s, females of the species homo sapiens were referred to as LADIES; women / woman was considered somehow dergatory.
Four Words We Now Use to Refer to Female Humans:
SLUT a woman who people believe has sex with multiple partners
WHORE a woman who people believe has sex with multiple partners AND who people believe gets paid for it
WIFE a woman who is supposed to have sex with only one partner AND thereby gains the privilege of doing his/her laundry, cooking, and cleaning
BITCH well, this is just plain wrong because a bitch is actually a female of the canine family and is not human at all; i.e. if you call a female human a bitch, it's simply a reflection of your ignorance of the definition of the word
Economically, seems to me the whore is the smartest of the first three choices. But, if you live in a region where prostitution is illegal, this could be problematic.
But, really, can't we stop labeling female humans simply based on their assumed sexual activities and, for civility's & politeness's & kindness's sake, can't we go back to the less emotionally charged, less derogatory, and more intelligent words...