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Published by: Noelle Leslie Dela Cruz on Jun 13, 2012
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Some examples of sexismin the English language
(and how to avoid them)
Prepared by Noelle Leslie dela Cruz, Ph.D.Philosophy Department, De La Salle University
 
Some examples of sexism in English
Masculine generics
Diminutive suffixes
Salutations
Marking
Asymmetry
Animal and food terms
Anti-male bias
 
Masculine generics
Using masculine nouns andpronouns as generic terms
―Man the rational animal‖
 
―The man in the street‖
 
―All men are created equal‖
 
The Thinker 
by Auguste Rodin

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