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Eight words that reveal the sexism at the heart of the English language | David Shariatmadari

Eight words that reveal the sexism at the heart of the English language | David Shariatmadari | Dare To Be A Feminist | Scoop.it
As Oxford Dictionaries comes under fire for sexist definitions, the history of terms that refer to women shows how deep negative attitudes go
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Why They Don't Need Feminism According To 15 Women

Why They Don't Need Feminism According To 15 Women | Dare To Be A Feminist | Scoop.it
The Women Against Feminism Tumblr is a real thing.

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Someone get them a dictionary.

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malek's curator insight, July 12, 2014 9:49 AM

When you keep using the word "feminism" without knowing what it means. 

diane gusa's curator insight, August 9, 2014 8:20 AM

Unfortunately, some of these women lack a sociological imagination. Others buy into the myth of feminism, ignorant of what the feminist movement has help create the world we have today. 

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Stop Being So Attached!: A Beginner’s Guide on Problematic Language

Stop Being So Attached!: A Beginner’s Guide on Problematic Language | Dare To Be A Feminist | Scoop.it
Language is an extremely finicky thing. Much like a snowball, a language picks up habits from the culture that uses it as time goes on, especially our really bad habits like racism, sexism, and homophobia. If a single word is enough to dismiss and disregard an entire population’s feelings, ideas, and humanity, you can imagine why those people would want it erased from society’s vocabulary.
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Feminism is Trending Down?

Feminism is Trending Down? | Dare To Be A Feminist | Scoop.it
What does it mean when people are less interested in the word “feminism” than they used to be? Dana sees it as a good sign that the equality ideals of feminism are becoming broadly accepted. What do you think?

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I'm more certain this has more to do with people, especially young women, not wishing to describe themselves as feminist. I think it's a horrible sign.
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malek's curator insight, January 24, 2014 9:36 AM

The long heated debate is cooling down, more and more men are looking at women as equal and marching the next level up.

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