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What can you do if your language is sexist?

It's time to get to grips with the difference between biological sex and grammatical gender

By Sam Leith   August 2018
Some languages carry greater opportunities for offence than others

Some languages carry greater opportunities for offence than others

If you think we have it hard when it comes to gender-inclusivity, spare a thought for the French. We continue to grapple, most of us in good faith, with the question of pronouns for the non-binary; and we didn’t have much trouble, not really, defaulting to “chair” instead of “chairman.”

But what on earth do you do when your whole language is sexist? Or, to put it less clickbaitily, when a binary…

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