I assume Michael Honea calls the men he works with *boys*
20 May 2015 at 10:51:10 AM
I know I call my donkeys and the horse that is here that belongs to my friend "boys". But in a professional atmosphere, does Michael Honea call his male coworkers "boys"? If not, then why are the female coworkers "girls"? Does Honea really have a pool of elementary school age females working at the hospital?
Now, I ocassionally, in a social context, in the same way that I call my animals "boys" will call myself a girl or refer to other women I associate with *girls". That's entirely different than a business or professional environment in which it shows respect for the opposite sex to avoid the word "girls". Now, all bets are off if I hear Ray Reynolds and Michael Honea calling all their other male employees "boys" in professional and public settings. I really do wonder what Karen Burroughs thinks of this-is she a woman who has no problem with female employees of adult age being called "girls" by the CFO?
A man in a business environment calling people he works with *girls* is not treating them as adult women. And, quite often, saying someone is a girl is a veiled insult that infers that the women in question are inferior.Not calling employees "girls" treats women respectfully and as adults.