"Just when we were starting to be aware of the degree to which language affects people's perceptions of women and substitute 'people working' for 'men working' and 'humankind' for 'mankind,' this 'guy' thing happened. Just when people have started becoming aware that a 40-year-old woman shouldn't be called a girl, this "\'guy' thing has crept in." —Nancy Stevens, "The Guying of Gals," San Francisco Chronicle, 5 June 1988: B1.



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