Quotation by Jane O'Reilly

According to the dictionary: "In modern apprehension man as thus used" [in the sense of "person"] "primarily denotes the male sex, though by implication referring also to women." I am not sure that "by implication" fully expresses the degree to which I wish to feel included in the human race.
Jane O'Reilly, U.S. feminist and humorist. The Girl I Left Behind, ch. 6 (1980).

On why she opposed the then-common use of the word "man" to designate all people.
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