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Feminist language reform, also known as feminist language planning, is an active engagement with the ways in which languages represent and reproduce gender. It is particularly concerned with how languages position men and women with respect to each other, and the ways in which language enters into the social practices that gender individuals. Most of all, activists for feminist language reform care about equality between men and women, and centre their advocacy around their desire for languages to both support and reflect this equality.

This article will explore some of the ideas motivating feminist language planning by examining the features…

Ilyana Benjelloun

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