Language is necessary in communication. (Most of the time.) Though some would argue about how language leans toward masculinity (read: history, chairman), some words and phrases still celebrate how it is to be feminine.


Here are some words and phrases that use variations of woman.


1. Mothership

a ship that provides for other ships


2. Motherland

a country that is acknowledged to be the source of something


3. Old wives’ tale

something superstitious or an unfounded belief


4. Necessity is the mother of invention.

a proverb stating that when something is necessary, the person would find a way to do it


5. The world and his wife

a variation of everybody and his uncle, both referring to many people


6. Mother-of-pearl

refers to the shiny inner layer of some shells


7. It ain’t over till the fat lady sings.

an expression that means that one should not judge something if that thing is not yet done


8. Man may work from sun to sun, but woman’s work is never done.

a saying comparing how women work continuously because of their tasks at home, like child-rearing


Do you know other words and phrases that celebrate femininity?


Lettering by Elise (IG: @letrabyelisa)