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Reginald Selkirk says
And don’t forget Myxomatosis
I’ve been really enjoying these lectures, but may I suggest to not equivocate “women/ladies” with “people who produce egg cells” and “men/guys” with “people who produce sperm cells”? There’s been a few times in the lecture where comments were made like (paraphrasing) “I don’t need to tell any of the women here about this” in reference to ovulation pain. I understand that in the actual, physical classroom there might not be any trans or non-binary students present, but speaking as someone who is watching the lectures to learn outside of the university, it would mean a lot. I understand that the terminology for stuff like “male/female sex cells” is pretty standardized and unfortunately overlaps with words used to describe gender identity, so I’m not really proposing to change terminology there—it’s just that it’s not really accurate to shift from referring to “male/female” sex cells/organs to “male/female” people, and isn’t inclusive of intersex, trans, or nonbinary people. It’s uncomfortable for me to hear it generalized in examples, especially when you’re referring to your own audience.