For me, conversations about words and gender, for the most part, have been little fur balls coughed up from the past. I thought we were over it. I myself have called out other women as being pushy. But my use of the word, on reflection, incorporates a grudging admiration for their tenacity and resilience. It doesn't cancel out respect.
Lisbeth Gorr, broadcaster and media creative, is part of the 774 ABC Melbourne and Studio 10 broadcast teams. She also contributes to ABC NewsBreakfast.