Womanwords: a dictionary of words about women

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Free Press, 1992 - Education - 291 pages
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Traces, how, when, and why words about women have changed over time to express prejudices, fear, and hostility and to objectify, trivialize, and situate women in relation to men.

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User Review  - AriadneAranea - LibraryThing

A collection of small articles on the origins and etymology of 300-odd words applied to women. Fascinating, charting the depth and history of ingrained attitudes about women. Read full review

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User Review  - keylawk - LibraryThing

Feminist author selects 300 English words which relate to women, and explores their semantic history. Shows, with hundreds of examples, that in spite of the claims of objectivity [xiii], dictionaries ... Read full review


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