I have a suspicion, though I'm not certain, that the verb "nag" may be considered sexist. Is the term "nagware", describing software that constantly asks the user to pay for it, considered sexist?

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    Why would it be? – michael.hor257k Sep 19 '16 at 23:43
  • This is why: urbandictionary = Nag – Mazura Sep 19 '16 at 23:46
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    I expect that you will find someone here to posit offense for anything you say, but the Urban Dictionary notwithstanding, bosses of both sexes can nag you to meet your deadlines. In this case, we don't even personify software. – deadrat Sep 19 '16 at 23:49
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    If you are saying that nagging is characteristic of women, then you're the one being sexist. And if you avoid using the word for this reason, then you're only perpetuating the stereotype. – michael.hor257k Sep 19 '16 at 23:52
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    Oh, I thought we were talking about nagwear horsechannel.com/images/horse-keeping-images/horse-cooler.jpg – Jim Mack Sep 20 '16 at 0:07

No—in this context, nagging is just persistent and annoying urging. It’s not exclusive to women.

There is a negative stereotype that women nag their male children and partners. Nagging wife or nagging mother could therefore be considered sexist, but nagging software or nagware is not.

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