Archive | April, 2011

Spellchecking Women’s Rights

12 Apr

I noticed when I was writing about my lack of knowledge on the women’s rights movement that “women’s” shows up as misspelled in WordPress’ spellchecker.  I just don’t understand. Women’s is deemed correct by both Microsoft Word and Google spellcheckers.

Why is “women’s” considered misspelled in WordPress? Is it some anachronism from when the plural was always masculine in old English? Was that ever even the case in old English? Are women just not allowed to possess anything?

This may be an infinitesimally small problem but it needs to be corrected.