Is it female officers, women officers or just officers?
This author weighs in on why it may make a difference your department.
"Referring to women as “females” reduces them to their reproductive abilities. That sounds a bit degrading, don’t you think? In addition, a “female” could be anything, not necessarily a human. Your dog might be a female. Do you really want to lump your girlfriend and your dog in the same category?"
Our appreciation to Maple Ridge News & the RCMP for the Photo
"Passive aggressively calling a woman a “female” strips her of her value and femininity and sends the message that she is replaceable and unworthy, neither of which are true. The disdainful and misogynistic word communicates the idea that the woman is not the prize and attempts to undermine her self-worth."
Our appreciation to Holly for the informative post.