The fight over gendered language may seem frivolous but speaking a heavily gendered language may highlight gender distinctions and lead to discrimination.
We could expect a change in language to decrease gender disparities across a host of measures, including wages, educational attainment, and leadership positions in corporate and political life.
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The Mississippi is characterised in America as male, while the Indians see the Ganges as female.
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Women’s voices have been seen as unwanted or untruthful, but the snowballing sexual assault revelations from the #MeToo campaign show that women must find their voices.
Malcolm Turnbull has faced calls to discipline Immigration Minister Peter Dutton (right) over a sexist text message sent to a female journalist.
Australian politicians have twice reminded us what it feels like for a woman to live in a world where some men don’t actually think very much of us.
When rating their classes, students use different words to describe male and female professors.
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A friend of mine calls me professor of genius studies. It’s a sort of slip of the tongue, as I teach in gender studies, but it‘s also funny because everyone knows that genius is not associated with gender…