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The names of rocks are sexist, says Canadian researcher

The names of rocks are sexist, says Canadian researcher 

In these divisive times, it seems as though everything is now either racist, xenophobic, sexist, or any other type of problematic. As we continue to see, this bares no limits, and today, the ridiculous meter nearly spun off of it’s axis thanks to a new study published by a PhD candidate at Queens University in Kingston, Ontario.

According to Jennifer Wigglesworth, rocks, more specifically, the names of rocks that you climb, are deeply sexist and go largely unchallenged. This is due to the fact that most rocks climbed are first climbed by men. And what’s the only thing that men love climbing more than rocks? Crude humour. 

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