>Naturally I forgot to mention that what inspired my musings were the
>comments in the HQ2 themed podcast where Yinkin was very pointedly
>referred to as The _Tom_cat, with no reference or thought to female
I suspect this is a language problem. The English language has no common female equivelent term to "Tom cat". The nearest is "Bitch in heat" which is very derogatory. So I can't think of a more inclusive wording.
-- Donald Oddy http://www.grove.demon.co.uk/
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