Words And Women

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A good-humored look at how the English language has perpetuated gender bias and how it is responding to new perceptions of women and men. Words And Women is the landmark work that reveals the sexual biases present in our everyday speech and writing—and shows how they affect women's and men's perceptions of the world and one another.
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Overview

A good-humored look at how the English language has perpetuated gender bias and how it is responding to new perceptions of women and men. Words And Women is the landmark work that reveals the sexual biases present in our everyday speech and writing—and shows how they affect women's and men's perceptions of the world and one another.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780595159222
  • Publisher: iUniverse, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 12/1/2000
  • Edition description: REVISED
  • Pages: 244
  • Sales rank: 1,333,479
  • Product dimensions: 0.55 (w) x 8.00 (h) x 5.00 (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword ix
Preface xv
Preface to the Original Edition xvii
1 Beginning with Names 1
2 Who Is Man? 21
3 Sex and Gender 43
4 Semantic Polarization 59
5 The Language of Religion 76
6 The Great Male Plot 90
7 What Is Woman? 114
8 The Specter of Unisex 135
9 Language and Liberation 149
Postscript: Let the Meaning Choose the Word 168
Appendix One Small Step for Genkind 177
Notes 193
Index 211
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