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Gender ClarificationPlay
Use 'male' when you need to specify someone's sex in a biological context. SlideThe male gorilla is guarding its territory.
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Cultural SensitivityPlay
Be aware of cultural sensitivities when discussing gender with 'male' and 'female'. SlideIn some cultures, discussing whether a person is male or female is considered impolite.
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Non-Gender UsagePlay
'Male' is sometimes used in idioms or expressions without referring to gender directly. SlideHe's the 'alpha male' of the group, always leading the discussions.