Adverbs: They’re hurting people.
According to a piece in the Huffington Post, the word “too” is sexist and hurts women by constantly making them feel like they’re not good enough.
In a piece titled “The 3-Letter Word That Cuts Women Down,” University of Vermont freshman Cameron Schaffer explains that she had an “epiphany” about the word after talking with a friend about how she should cut her hair.
“Our conversation ended with, ‘Well you don’t want it to be too short or too long,’” Shaffer writes.
“There is no proper way for a woman to cut her hair, let alone do anything right in this world . . . Everything is too this or too that,” she continues.
Now, when she says “everything,” of course what she really means is “everything as it applies to women.” After all, the very real damage inflicted by this word is yet another tragedy that only affects us: “In my experience, I rarely hear too thrown around about men,” she explains. “You hear someone say, ‘He’s short,’ but you seldom hear ‘too short.’”