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Language of laws goes gender-neutral

Language of laws goes gender-neutral | IB Lang and Lit | Scoop.it
In Washington state, dairymen, freshmen and even penmanship could soon be things of the past.
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The language of lae & gender-neutrality!! It's no longer called 'sexist' or 'non-sexist' language! Very interesting TOK and group 1 read!! FOA??

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An Old Pirate Town on the Adriatic Coast | @pritheworld

An Old Pirate Town on the Adriatic Coast | @pritheworld | IB Lang and Lit | Scoop.it
The place we're looking for is a resort town on the Adriatic coast. Lesser known than other popular spots on the Adriatic such as Dubrovnik and Budva, it lies near Albania. Many call it the Kosovo Rivera.
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a great listen on taboo words...specifically 'nigger'

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Branding 'Brave': The Cultural Capital Of Princesses : NPR

Branding 'Brave': The Cultural Capital Of Princesses : NPR | IB Lang and Lit | Scoop.it
If you want to sell something to little girls right now, just put a princess on it. Disney princesses alone fuel a $4 billion industry, and Pixar's movie Brave is sure to give that a boost.
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advertising, media, stereotypes (representations)...a good read for those doing an FOA in part 2

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Want More Gender Equality At Work? Go To An Emerging Market : NPR

Want More Gender Equality At Work? Go To An Emerging Market : NPR | IB Lang and Lit | Scoop.it
In the U.S., 3 percent of the CEOs at top companies are women; in India, that figure is 14 percent.
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Listen to the story...it focuses eventually on the language female CEOs use in Western countries versus the emerging markets...the effect?? business success??

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Media and culture continue to use derogatory language - Daily Sundial

Media and culture continue to use derogatory language - Daily Sundial | IB Lang and Lit | Scoop.it
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Media and culture continue to use derogatory language
Daily Sundial
Here you have a marginalized group of people being mentioned, studied, focused on, written about–but what power do these people have in how they are named in the news?
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Excellent article to look at the effects words can have on all facets of life...

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Should Facebook Ban Sexist Pages? The Reality of Misogyny Online

Should Facebook Ban Sexist Pages? The Reality of Misogyny Online | IB Lang and Lit | Scoop.it
Jessica Bennett reports on the enduring problem of misogyny online.
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a debate we should have ( and broaden)

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Australia Through its Languages | @pritheworld

Australia Through its Languages | @pritheworld | IB Lang and Lit | Scoop.it
three Australians language culture history Thomas Keneally Deborah Cheetham Kate Grenvillemyths secrets Aboriginal languages apologies bush ranger Ned Kelly
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history and evolution of language...power?? a great listen

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Asteroid Just Misses Earth

Asteroid Just Misses Earth | IB Lang and Lit | Scoop.it
Discovered only two days ago.
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science reporting at its best!

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Female video game characters shedding stereotypes

Female video game characters shedding stereotypes | IB Lang and Lit | Scoop.it
Female characters have had a rather dubious run in the video game world. When they aren't damsels in distress, they're oversexualized stereotypes meant to titillate rather than foster a sense of empowerment in players.
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This is definitely a great read for those doing a part 2 FOA

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