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"Snowpal" Is The New, Gender-Neutral Replacement Term For "Snowman" You've Always Wanted

Snowpals are the future.

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It's very old-fashioned, and not in the good way, to imply that being a man is "normal" and that a "snowwoman," say, would be unusual. Did the snowwomen and snowgirls have to stay inside?

Flickr: javiercorbo / Javier Corbo

This snowman is thinking about the oppression implicit in his silence about gender norms.

Words like "snowwoman" and "snowperson" and "snowpeople" don't quite have a ring to them, though. They're awkward to say. As words, they do not roll naturally off the tongue like a ball of snow rolls down a hill.