Are You A Lady? Are You A Woman?


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As we were preparing for a new series dedicated to saluting the dope work of females who we admire, respect, and have followed over the years, we experienced a minor hiccup. We were not quite sure whether or not it would be more appropriate to use the term, “Ladies” or “Women” when referring to females who are currently crushing it in their respective industries.

After some research, we came across an article entitled, “Is She a “Lady” or a “Woman” by Maeve Maddox. Thanks to this article, we were quickly able to distinguish between using the term “Lady” and using the term “Woman”.

Here’s what we learned:

Woman: Female human-being.

Man: Male human-being.


Lady: A woman of refined behavior and speech.

Gentleman: A man of refined behavior and speech.


All “ladies” are women but not all women are “ladies.” The same goes for men. All “gentlemen” are men but not all men are “gentlemen.”

What are your thoughts? We would love to know…by the way, stay tuned for our #LadiesWeLove series coming soon…very soon!


(Uh • Kway • Us) Aquaus Kelley is a forward-thinking Brand Strategist, Educator, and Music Publisher. As the Founder of A Lovers Ambition Lifestyle Group, he specializes in identifying talent and creating opportunities for brand development, exposure, and growth. Aquaus has worked with companies and organizations such as Cornerstone Agency, City Year Miami, Universal Music Group, and W Hotels. He is extremely passionate about helping companies adapt to culture and building value between brands and their consumers centered around love. His ultimate mission is to use his influence to project positivity across the globe and invest in the collective future of society through the arts, education, entertainment, and leadership.