Sexist Biases in Language

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In what ways are sexist biases reflected in the language we use in ordinary speech? Please give examples.

May 22nd, 2015
Words and phrases that demean, ignore, or stereotype members of either sex or that needlessly call attention to gender.

Questions and criticisms of sexist language have emerged because of a concern that language is a powerful medium through which the world is both reflected and constructed. . . . Some have claimed that the use of generics (such as 'mankind' to refer to both men and women) reinforces a binary that sees the male and masculine as the norm and the female and feminine as the 'not norm

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