'Sexist' inclusive writing row riles France

'Sexist' inclusive writing row riles France
 

The French, as is well known, are obsessed by one thing - language.
The latest topic to consume a nation of lexicologists is "inclusive writing".
This is the attempt to erase all trace of sexism in a language where gender is a central feature - French nouns are either masculine or feminine, dictating all adjectives and some verbal forms (a point that is sometimes made painfully clear to foreigners who happen to get those wrong).
In such a charged linguistic context, the fight for sex equality is not exactly new. In recent decades the names of traditionally male professions have... read more

 
23 November 2017 in World News, Views: 281
Source: BBC
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