Saturday February 22, 2020

Time to lose the ‘lovely girls’ label

Why call women by their first names while men get their full titles - and why act nasty when Caitlyn Jenner no longer wants to be called Bruce?

Nadine O’Regan

Arts Editor and Columnist

@nadineoregan
7th June, 2015
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Nadine O'Regan

Reading a radio review in a national daily Irish newspaper I couldn’t help but notice something odd about it. The (male) reviewer mentioned a number of female presenters and contributors, and, after introducing them, referred to them subsequently solely by their first names. So RTE presenter Louise McSharry became Louise, for example. But when he named a male contributor to the programme in question, the contributor was firstly introduced by his full name and then...

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