It is a truth universally acknowledged that a feminist in the company of non-feminists must be in want of yet another argument about the word “females”.

Because inevitably some jackass is going to make their smarmy justification of the pay gap, etc, even worse by saying something like “It’s not employers’ fault if females want to have babies” or some allegedly-there-to-produce-safer-communities wanker will encourage “females” to get back in the kitchen.

While one can always point to the fact that it’s fairly widely accepted these days that, at the very least, writers and speakers should be aware of the possible demeaning implications of using “female” as a noun …

I just like to point out that it makes you sound like a Ferengi.  And that’s not a good thing.

Besides, even the Ferengi eventually saw the error of their ways …