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Education Language

Men’s Studies Modified: The Impact of Feminism on the Academic Disciplines

Men’s Studies Modified: The Impact of Feminism on the Academic Disciplines Dale Spender Pergamon Press 1981 This book is comprised of a number of articles written by women on the impact of feminism on academic disciplines. Fundamental to feminism is the premise that women have been ‘left out’ of codified knowledge, so that the world…

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Dictionary Language

A Feminist Dictionary

A Feminist Dictionary Cheris Kramarae,Paula A. Treichler (eds) Pandora 1985 This is a dictionary with a difference. It places women at the center of language and uses definition and quotation to take us on a fascinating journey through the development and use of the English language from diverse feminist perspectives. A Feminist Dictionary illustrates women’s…

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Language Philosophy

Feminist Theory and the Philosophies of Man

Feminist Theory and thePhilosophies of Man Andrea Nye Routledge 1988 From the Introduction: If the language that women speak, in which they must speak, is tainted with sexism, a sexism deeper than a revisable lexicon, if the grammar of language is itself reflective of male thought, then nothing women can say or write in existing…

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Dictionary Language

Websters’ First New Intergalactic Wickedary of the English Language

Websters’ First NewIntergalactic Wickedaryof the English Language Mary Daly, Jane Caputi Beacon Press 1987 This long awaited Work is a Wild and humor-filled Source Book of New Words and Weird essays for Wise Women. Spinning off from the words and concepts Mary Daly has created over the years, the Wickedary soars into further Realms while…

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Language Theory

Speaking Freely: Unlearning the Lies of The Father’s Tongues

Speaking Freely: Unlearningthe Lies of the Fathers’Tongues Julia Penelope Teachers College Press 1990 From the Introduction: English does more than hinder and hurt women: it proscribes the boundaries of the lives we might imagine and will ourselves to live. The many ways the language obstructs our ability to conceive of ourselves as agents in the…

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Guidelines Language

The Handbook of Non-Sexist Writing for Writers, Editors and Speakers

The Handbook of Non-SexistWriting for Writers, Editorsand Speakers Casey Miller,Kate Swift The Women’s Press 1981 This book shows us how to avoid sexist language and how to find clear and elegant ways of saying what we actually mean. The first edition was quickly established as the standard book on non-sexist writing, recommended by The Chicago…

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Language Philosophy Theory

Pure Lust: Elemental Feminist Philosophy

Pure Lust: Elemental FeministPhilosophy Mary Daly Beacon Press 1984 From the Introduction: Pure Lust is double-sided. On the one side, it Names the deadly dis-passion that prevails in patriarchy – the life-hating lechery that rapes and kills the objects of its obsession/aggression…[On the other] it means ‘an intense longing…EAGERNESS, ENTHUSIASM’. Primarily, then, Pure Lust Names…