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    Default Do we say male jobs?

    what do we say to the jobs that need hard physical activities and are not easy for women? Do we say male jobs?

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    Default Re: Do we say male jobs?

    Quote Originally Posted by skystar30097 View Post
    what do we say to the jobs that need hard physical activities and are not easy for women? Do we say male jobs?
    That would likely get one in trouble these days. I would just describe the job requirements.

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    Quote Originally Posted by skystar30097 View Post
    what How do we say to the describe jobs that need hard physical activities and are not easy for women? Do we say "male jobs"?
    In these days of gender/sex equality, we very rarely consider any job to be solely possible for men or women. If there are more men currently employed doing a particular job, you might call it a "male-dominated profession" (or of course a "female-dominated profession"). In the UK, it is [mostly] illegal to advertise a job as being open only to men or only to women.
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    Default Re: Do we say male jobs?

    You can, however, say it's a very physically demanding job.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Default Re: Do we say male jobs?

    And some "male jobs", like being a priest, are not that physically demanding.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tdol View Post
    And some "male jobs", like being a priest, are not that physically demanding.
    In many religions, of course, being a priest is (quite rightly) no longer a job only for men.
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    Pardon my ignorance here, but do any of the churches that use the term priest allow women? I was trying to distinguish vicars from priests in churches like the Catholicism. I am fully supportive of those that do.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tdol View Post
    Pardon my ignorance here, but do any of the churches that use the term priest allow women? I was trying to distinguish vicars from priests in churches like the Catholicism. I am fully supportive of those that do.
    Wicca (a recognised religion) has priests and priestesses (same rank) and I understand that the term "priestess" is gradually fading out of use, along with many other -ess terms.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tdol View Post
    Pardon my ignorance here, but do any of the churches that use the term priest allow women? I was trying to distinguish vicars from priests in churches like the Catholicism. I am fully supportive of those that do.
    In the US, we have female Episcopal priests. I believe there are also female Anglican priests.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MikeNewYork View Post
    In the US, we have female Episcopal priests. I believe there are also female Anglican priests.
    That's right.

    The Church of England has many female priests, and it's only a matter of time before they have women bishops, despite a lot of entrenched opposition.

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