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Gender Equality Explained By Children

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Gender Equality Explained By Children

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Does Language Shape How We Think?

August 28th, 2013 No comments

Gendered Grammar Linked to Global Sexism

Stephanie Pappas, LiveScience Senior Writer   |   February 21, 2012

Languages in which nouns are given male or female status are linked to gender inequality, according to a new study that compares languages and equality across the globe.

Surprisingly, though, languages with no gender at all — where even “he” and “she” are represented by the same word — are associated with the most gender inequality, perhaps because people automatically categorize gender-neutral references as male.

“These are aspects of language that seem very mundane and seem like they wouldn’t make a difference,” said study researcher Jennifer Prewitt-Freilino, a psychologist at the Rhode Island School of Design. “But more and more research that is starting to come out looking at grammatical gender and language suggests that it has more of an impact than you would think.”

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