Dale Spender Man Made Language

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Man Made Language

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A feminist study of language and its rules argues that men have shaped it in order to instill their own prejudices and viewpoints on society, and shows how male-slanted language affects all women's lives

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One of the great classics of the women's movement, 'Man made language' opened our eyes to the myriad ways in which the rules and uses of language promote a male, and so inherently partial, view of the world.

Spender also argues that since language is crucial to human-ness, it is through the patriarchal language that much of women's subordination is structured and maintained.

Often imitated, never replaced, 'Man Made Language' has become a cornerstone of modern feminist thought.

'A clever, lively and entertaining book. I have to admit she has a point.'


This edition of this feminist study of language offers clear analysis of the ways in which our language is "man-made", of all the subtle and not-so-subtle ways in which the masculine is asserted as the norm, while feminine experience is muted and pushed to the margins of life and language.

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