Talk:women

Can the word women be used as an adjective, as in the sentence, "voters may be biased against women politicians"?

That "adjective" is attributive use of a noun. (Also, as I understand it, they would be woman politicians, not women politicians. You don't pluralise the attributive noun, any more than you would speak of tractors parts instead of tractor parts.) Equinox 23:49, 11 March 2009 (UTC)
It is often used that way. I personally hate it, but it's used. (It's like calling a male doctor a "man doctor". Blech. I mean what could possibly be considered so wrong about saying "female politicians"? *sigh*) --Person12 (talk) 15:13, 28 March 2012 (UTC)
Sure, it is used that way. Even in Wikipedia: [[1]] has it the right way, but many of its subcats do not. I counted 14 of 24 which use it like "Women academics by nationality‎". And then there's more under those like "American women academics" and so on. 85.76.79.120 14:42, 19 October 2016 (UTC)
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