Getting Cute About Gender by Stan Carey (2011)


I was pondering the way gender and sexuality affect the use of everyday language and I realized that though English is unlike many other languages in that its words do not have a gender (feminine, masculine, or neural), it is still able to inflect certain implications of traditionally perceived gender roles onto specific words because of connotations. When I was looking for an image to post with this thought, I in fact stumbled across another blog that has delved into an article about how those connotations affect the way people carefully manipulate the language they use based on what are essentially gender binaries in language. Though it is not my own work, I definitely see this article’s relevance to my blog and wanted to share the link! Enjoy!


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