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Discussion » Questions » Television and Movies » Why do you think actresses sometimes refer to themselves as actors rather than actresses?

Why do you think actresses sometimes refer to themselves as actors rather than actresses?

Posted - October 4, 2017

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  • 43950
    Simple. It is the same as calling yourself a Career title not gender specific.

    I am a Therapist not a Therapiste

    Just an umbrella term to cover them all. 
      October 4, 2017 9:54 AM MDT
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  • 2468
    Is that what you really say to people "I'm a therapist"?  LMAO

    Isn't that a bit misleading, since most people will assume you're a psychologist or psychiatrist or any other number of careers, which are far beyond what you really are. When you cut it down to the bone, you're a masseuse - or a massage therapist, if you don't want to be gender specific. In simpler terms, a masseuse rubs people - at times rubbing them the wrong way. 


      October 5, 2017 3:27 PM MDT
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  • 26501
    For the same reason female authors are not called authoresses.
      October 4, 2017 2:05 PM MDT
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  • 12018
    But they are.
      October 4, 2017 10:17 PM MDT
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  • 26501
    I never heard that. So seamstresses are women and men are seams?
      October 5, 2017 8:45 AM MDT
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  • 17154
    I think men are called "tailors"
      October 5, 2017 9:10 AM MDT
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  • 43950
    They are My 2.  My grandpa was a tailor and not a seem.
      October 5, 2017 9:14 AM MDT
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  • 2468
    But it seems the trend is changing. Women will now want to be called tailors, I suppose. 
      October 5, 2017 3:43 PM MDT
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  • 2468
    So it seems. :)
      October 5, 2017 3:40 PM MDT
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  • 12018
    All that means is that female authors are authoresses. 
      October 5, 2017 5:03 PM MDT
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  • 26495

    My mother preferred to be referred to as a poetess instead of a poet. 
    ~
      October 13, 2017 8:54 AM MDT
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  • 12018
    Good for her!  I do not want a genderless world.  What are the French (and others) doing about this problem when most of their nouns have male and female forms?  First time it has crossed my mind. This post was edited by Thriftymaid at October 13, 2017 8:13 PM MDT
      October 13, 2017 4:38 PM MDT
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  • 2468
    Yea they are LOL
      October 5, 2017 3:39 PM MDT
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  • 2468
    There isn't a distinction between male/female authors, thus both genders are referred to as authors. EDIT:  (I was wrong at the time of writing this). With regard to actors/actresses there IS a distinction according to their gender. 

    The reason for my question was because I was curious if it was a feminist issue.

    It would be like a waitress referring to herself as a waiter. This post was edited by ProblemCh1ld at October 13, 2017 8:56 AM MDT
      October 4, 2017 11:05 PM MDT
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  • 26501
    I think they're all called 'servers'. That is the trend here.
      October 5, 2017 8:46 AM MDT
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  • 43950
    Yeah, that one.

    Like I am a Mugger and not a Muggette.


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      October 5, 2017 9:16 AM MDT
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  • 26495


    Wait, I thought you were a mugress. 
    :|
      October 13, 2017 8:56 AM MDT
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  • 22391
    maybe they dont want to tell everyone theyre female
      October 4, 2017 3:52 PM MDT
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  • 2468
    In a television/radio interview, which is where I saw the example of this, I don't think an actress can disguise her gender by referring to herself as an actor. 


      October 4, 2017 11:10 PM MDT
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  • 1788
    Maybe they want equal pay.
      October 4, 2017 4:24 PM MDT
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  • 12018
    I call them actresses.  I call a hostess a hostess.  I call an executrix an executrix......a widow a widow....huntress a huntress... an authoress an authoress,  goddess, heroine, murderess, usherette.    We don't live in a genderless world.  Thank God. 
      October 4, 2017 10:16 PM MDT
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  • 2468
    I call them actresses too. I mean look at the Academy Awards for example. They have the categories Best Actress and Best Actor. 
      October 4, 2017 11:15 PM MDT
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  • 17154
    I think I heard they were talking about get rid of those and just having an "Best Leading Performer"

    Mtv has already gotten rid of gender specific awards.

    Personally I disagree.  
      October 5, 2017 9:34 AM MDT
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  • 26501
    Do ya remember the good lold days when MTV used to play nothing but music?
      October 5, 2017 10:32 AM MDT
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