Two sentences close together in an article in today's paper:
"Who is likely to be the first woman president of the United States? ... Despite our assumption that a female president is inevitable and likely soonish..."
I personally object to using "woman" as an adjective. If presidents were ordinarily female and we were marveling at the possibility of a president who is a man, how many of us would write "the first man president"? Zero of us, most likely. Anyway, despite my dislike of "woman" as an adjective, it's common enough. So my second gripe here is that the writer was not consistent: woman president/female president. Pick one and stick with it.
Do you object to "woman" as an adjective?
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