I’ve discovered and read this interesting quote on a feminist website. “No woman is beholden to her husband or any other man simply by virtue of being a woman.” Okay I say in response ~ what a lot of shit. Oops! Used a naughty word. Of course woman is bound to a man due to the word itself. Woman actually means wife of man and it is a possessive noun. Vef is a liberal noun, so reverse situation is true.
Vef is about gender equality which, can easily be achieved by using correct language. Vef is not just a word for adult female persons. Vef is also good for males as it encourages the concept of fair play.
Questions. How important is gender difference to us? What are the first words commonly spoken immediately after the birth of a baby?
Answers. Gender is typically used with reference to social and cultural differences and not biological ones. We ask is it a boy or girl when a new baby is born. I accept girl and boy as being almost equal childhood terms, however I certainly do not regard the words man and woman as being equitable. Notice that woman usually follows man in a sentence, this is because they are not harmonious descriptions of both sexes. Woman gives the impression of belonging to man, whereas Vef is certainly a word that belongs to her own self.
Gender equality is the absence of discrimination on the basis of a person’s sex in opportunities, the allocation of resources and benefits, or access to services. (Link)
Woman is an obsolete word that has many negative connotations and should be replaced. Vef is getting it right with language and is the ideal word to do this. Vef is a priority if gender equality is to be taken seriously.