"Man" just happens to be the name of the animal we are, so when we say "man" without further modification, we are simply distinguishing a particular critter and not confusing her with a horse or a cricket.
Women, girls, and boys all have special names within our species, but "men" are lumped in with the generic expression.
I am about as enthusiastic a female chauvinist as you'd ever (decline to?) meet, but even I find that shrieking gyno-supremacists get quickly tedious.
At any rate, good luck to The Granger on HER procedure. Rest up, convallesce thoroughly, and come back to us stronger than ever.
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