Thursday, December 06, 2012

Bishops: M or F?


What really irks me regarding the debate about whether women may become Bishops of the Church of England is the term "women bishops". As far as I am aware, nobody speaks of men bishops or men vicars. Why don't people use the adjective "female"?

6 Comments:

Anonymous kinglear said...

True - but I would say the female/woman bit should be dropped. Do we have female/women judges? I think not......

8:10 am  
Blogger Eurodog said...

It's all to do with(sem)antics,WW.

3:15 pm  
Blogger Angus said...

Lady bishops ?

10:34 am  
Blogger Winchester whisperer said...

Do we have lady judges, KL?

LOL ED

That is a much better term, Angus. I still think of "ladyboys" though...

11:32 am  
Anonymous kinglear said...

In court she would be referred to as " My Lady" and her official title is "Lady ( or Mrs, whether married or NOT)Justice xyz..

12:07 pm  
Blogger Winchester whisperer said...

Thank you, KL

12:23 pm  

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