Tag: linguistic relativity

  • On referring to female officers as ‘madam sir’



    ET Lifestyle published a Twitter thread this morning about police officers referring to female superior officers as “sir” or as “madam sir”. I do find the practice offensive, because it signals an inability to imagine anyone but a (cis)man in the position currently occupied by a woman. That calcification – of the masculine identity of…

  • Universality of the Lotka-Volterra equations

    If humankind were to discover a planet that harbours water, and if, by some provenance, the same unicellular organisms that were the precursors to Earth-bound evolution were to be introduced into this environment… Would the significant differences between our evolutionary pattern and their evolutionary pattern be equivalent in any measure to the significant differences between…