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    Question don't-call-me-a-chick

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    Marge found a babysitter -Ashley for her kids -Bart and Lisa. Lisa recognised her. Here's the snippet of the dialogue.


    Babysitter: Hi. I'm Ashley Grant.

    Lisa: Ashley Grant. You gave a talk on women's issues at my school on how we don't have to be second-class citizens.

    Bart: So you're one of those "don't-call-me-a-chick" chicks, huh?

    Question:

    Why did Bart say so? Is "chick" offensive to girls, especially to feminists, in English-speaking countries like the US? If yes, why does it sound offensive? Thanks!


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    Re: don't-call-me-a-chick

    Bart is saying she is a feminist who resents being pigeon-holed as a "chick" - it is certainly offensive to the politically correct.

    I suppose it sounds offensive to them because of their view of their position in society. To them, to be called "a chick" implies a denigrating attitude towards women on the part of men.

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    Thumbs up Re: don't-call-me-a-chick

    Hello Anglika,

    Thank you for your help.

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