Did Man Make Language?
Males, as the dominant group, have produced
language, thought and reality.
This sentence appears on page 143 of Dale Spender's
book Man Made Language. Spender believes that 'maleness' pervades language 'as a whole. Mo
The Hidden Joke: Generic
Uses of Masculine
Vir. is male and Femimz is female: but Homo is male and female.
This is the equality claimed and the fact that is persistently evaded
and denied. No matter what arguments are used, t
Political-correctness 101 dictates that we should avoid
gendered versions of job titles: Were meant to use server
instead of waitress, actor for women as well as men.
(Thank God the nineteenth-century doctoress never caught
on.) But sometimes, for valid a
Extracts from Man Made Language
Reprinted from Dale Spender Man Made Language (London: Routledge & Kegan Paul
‘The objects and events of the world do not present themselves to us
ready classified’, states James Britton (1975). ‘The ca
On Monday, CBS will premiere its new drama "Supergirl." Although
the lead character is a 20-something with powers similar to those of
her older cousin, Superman, there's something about calling her a
girl that rings anachronistic in my ears. Reminds me of