Sexist Grammar – why we need Political Correctness

‘…sexist grammar burns into the brains of little girls and young women a message that the male is the norm,the standard, the central figure beside which [females] are the deviants, the marginal, the dependant variables’

– Adrienne Rich ‘On Lies, Secrets and Silence’ published by Virago Press; reviewed by Helen Garner in National Times 10/5/1981

 

Advertisements
This entry was posted in Uncategorized and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s