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Along with many other people, I was horrified but not surprised by
Roehr's article that male doctors in the US are still earning more than
females. However I was encouraged that there was one small positive to
take away from it, which was Roehr's elimination of the phrase 'woman
This archaic phrase is still frequently being used in the workplace
and aside from being grammatically incorrect (woman is not an adjective),
the way in which doctors must be male unless specified otherwise is an
assumption that I hope will soon discontinue.
Until then, I will continue on my own local mission to abolish the
phrase by referring to males who use it as 'man doctors'.