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Sexism and the English language

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The English language is rife with gender stereotypes. But the words we use to describe men and women are becoming more blurred
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Plot twist: what if men and women are actually different?
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I worked for several years as the only woman in a male dominated field. I can assure you, 100x over, men are very big gossips! It was an eye opener for me.
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Charismatic and bubbly aren’t exact synonyms. Bossy and assertive are even further apart.

The real “issue” here is the nuance of the English language, made possible because of its inherent tendency to adopt words from other languages.
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Nothing says fragile masculinity like a bunch of guys threatened by inclusive language.
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Try Latin based languages if you want gender stereotypes!
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Why did we not have a masculine prefix for man and hyphenate the"Wo" in women.
The words derived from"Mankind" would then apply to all unless specifically made not to be.
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Being offended by something is YOUR issue to deal with, not every one else's.
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Oh great...yet another non-problem for liberals to get their panties in a twist over. Oh...I'm sorry...is my use of"panties" sexist and demeaning to women? I'll get right on that. Maybe"boxers in a twist would be better"?
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Being offended by something is YOUR issue to deal with, not every one else's.
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If you think that is bad, study German.
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Yes..don’t offend anyone. Watch your words...the virtuous ones are watching.
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