Can the word women be used as an adjective, as in the sentence, "voters may be biased against women politicians"?
That "adjective" is attributive use of a noun. (Also, as I understand it, they would be woman politicians, not women politicians. You don't pluralise the attributive noun, any more than you would speak of tractors parts instead of tractor parts.) Equinox◑ 23:49, 11 March 2009 (UTC)
It is often used that way. I personally hate it, but it's used. (It's like calling a male doctor a "man doctor". Blech. I mean what could possibly be considered so wrong about saying "female politicians"? *sigh*) --Person12 (talk) 15:13, 28 March 2012 (UTC)
Sure, it is used that way. Even in Wikipedia: [] has it the right way, but many of its subcats do not. I counted 14 of 24 which use it like "Women academics by nationality". And then there's more under those like "American women academics" and so on. 18.104.22.168 14:42, 19 October 2016 (UTC)