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    Question The opposite of fair sex?

    Women are called "the fair sex".
    So, what are men called?

    Thanks,


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    Re: The opposite of fair sex?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ducklet Cat View Post
    Women are called "the fair sex".
    So, what are men called?

    Thanks,
    The male sex

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    Smile Re: The opposite of fair sex?

    sexist

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    Re: The opposite of fair sex?

    Come on, I'm serious. Is there a comparable phrase in English?

    In Arabic we do, we call me aljins alkhashin الجنس الخشن
    which means rough or coarse as apposed to fair! :P

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    Re: The opposite of fair sex?

    'Rough' in this context would refer to the sexual act IMO.

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    Re: The opposite of fair sex?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ducklet Cat View Post
    Come on, I'm serious. Is there a comparable phrase in English?

    In Arabic we do, we call me aljins alkhashin الجنس الخشن
    which means rough or coarse as apposed to fair! :P

    Thanks
    I do not think there is an opposite. There is no need for one. For people who use this term, being a male is normal and the default position. It is only when referring to the mysterious other that such a term is needed.


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    Re: The opposite of fair sex?

    The fair sex and the strong sex.

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    Re: The opposite of fair sex?

    I'm not a teacher.

    Hi Ducklet Cat,

    In my humble opinion the proper term is “the sterner sex”

    Regards,

    V.

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    Re: The opposite of fair sex?

    Thanks everyone.
    So it seems there is no equivalent to it used commonly in English.
    Thanks again for your instructive suggestions.


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    Re: The opposite of fair sex?

    sterner sex
    men are called to be belonging to sterner sex.

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