There are content tips, and then there are content hammers to the head that I’ll also strangle you with if you don’t obey.
This content “tip” is the latter.
This common mistake bugs me so much that I had a dream about it last night that compelled me to finally write this post.
It irks me – and hopefully now it’ll irk you, too – when someone uses “woman” as an adjective, such as; woman driver.
“Female” is the adjective. You’d write “female driver.”
There’s a whole AP Stylebook rule about it that news folk follow:
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