Sexism and the English language

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Posted 12 October 2018
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Duration of the video: 2 Min. 57 sec.
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Sexism is rife in language. A woman may be described as “bossy”, while a man is more likely to be “assertive”. The Economist's language expert Lane Greene explores the gender stereotypes used in everyday speech.
Recommended words
an airhead - boş kafalı
articulate - konuşkan
assertive - iddialı
to associate - birleştirmek
to avoid - önlemek
based on - dayalı
bossy - otoriter
bubbly - kabarcıklı
a characteristic - özellik
common - ortak
to convey - iletmek
to describe - tanımlamak
to determine - belirlemek
evocative - andıran
feisty - alıngan
figurative - mecazi
to gossip - dedikodu yapmak
in other words - başka bir deyişle
language - dil
an offense - suç
percent of the time - zamanın yüzdesi
shade - gölge
a stereotype - klişe
that is why - bu yüzden
vivacious - canlı
work of fiction - kurgu çalışması