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Re: Eight words that reveal the sexism at the heart of the English language
« Reply #90 on: October 20, 2016, 04:26:44 PM »
If there's one thing the thread does teach us, it's that OC.net members have no desire for dialog on this subject.

I can only assume the original post was put here to lecture new English speakers.
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Re: Eight words that reveal the sexism at the heart of the English language
« Reply #91 on: October 21, 2016, 09:17:31 AM »
If there's one thing the thread does teach us, it's that OC.net members have no desire for dialog on this subject.

I can only assume the original post was put here to lecture new English speakers.
To serve as a warning, as to what nonsense you will come across.

I hesitate to say it, lest I tip them off to their neglect, but the self appointed guardians of speech and vanguard against semantics have not seized control of materials made in other languages to teach English that I have seen.
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Re: Eight words that reveal the sexism at the heart of the English language
« Reply #92 on: October 21, 2016, 02:54:55 PM »
I hesitate to say it, lest I tip them off to their neglect, but the self appointed guardians of speech and vanguard against semantics have not seized control of materials made in other languages to teach English that I have seen.

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Re: Eight words that reveal the sexism at the heart of the English language
« Reply #93 on: October 21, 2016, 03:48:19 PM »
I hesitate to say it, lest I tip them off to their neglect, but the self appointed guardians of speech and vanguard against semantics have not seized control of materials made in other languages to teach English that I have seen.

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no, profanity is quite commonly taught to the ESL community. Many start with it.
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Re: Eight words that reveal the sexism at the heart of the English language
« Reply #94 on: October 22, 2016, 08:55:48 PM »




Sometimes things work the other way around.
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Re: Eight words that reveal the sexism at the heart of the English language
« Reply #95 on: October 23, 2016, 01:05:17 AM »




Sometimes things work the other way around.
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Re: Eight words that reveal the sexism at the heart of the English language
« Reply #96 on: December 31, 2016, 08:54:25 PM »
Seems like they're always looking for a reason to prosecute people.
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Re: Eight words that reveal the sexism at the heart of the English language
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Re: Eight words that reveal the sexism at the heart of the English language
« Reply #98 on: March 30, 2017, 01:03:31 PM »
The language of any country is inadequate. Blind and deaf people understand better sometimes than those who can see and hear.

Describe your favorite thing in any language, and I will show you why it falls far short of doing that thing any justice.
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Re: Eight words that reveal the sexism at the heart of the English language
« Reply #99 on: March 30, 2017, 02:17:20 PM »
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Re: Eight words that reveal the sexism at the heart of the English language
« Reply #100 on: March 30, 2017, 05:27:08 PM »
A certain item of clothing is referred to as a wife-beater, so I don't think it is necessarily fair to say that women exclusively deal with sexist stereotypes. Theoretically one could be a lesbian wife-beater, but no one thinks of a woman when they think of a person that beats their wife.

http://www.pauldavidson.net/2005/05/13/words-for-your-enjoyment-wife-beaters/
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Re: Eight words that reveal the sexism at the heart of the English language
« Reply #101 on: March 30, 2017, 05:38:15 PM »
Further, the mental image people have of an individual if you say the word "rapist" is almost exclusively male. Women can and in fact do rape men. It is tramuatizing for these men, but even amongst men it is something of a joke. Even men don't take the concept of a female raping a man seriously, and make jokes about how enjoyable it would be.

The problem isn't language, the problem is societal attitudes. In truth I don't think society has much respect for men or women.