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`Download Ebook ß Man Made Language ⚷ One of the great classics of the women s movement, Man Made Language opened our eyes to the myriad ways in which the rules and uses of language promote a male, and so inherently partial, view of the world Often imitated, never replaced, Man Made Language has become a cornerstone of modern feminist thought An absolute classic and essential reading if you are at all interested in how language can be used to establish and protect existing hierarchies. I have long been fascinated by the topic of this book how sexist language shapes our consciousness, our reality Published in 1980, this is not a light read, rather academic in style Much of it was engaging, some of it was repetitive.We learn of the many ways in which women have been silenced throughout history the taking on of husbands surnames, that women have been forbidden from discussing marital affairs with other women, that expressing an opinion isn t feminine, the letting slip out o I have long been fascinated by the topic of this book how sexist language shapes our consciousness, our reality Published in 1980, this is not a light read, rather academic in style Much of it was engaging, some of it was repetitive.We learn of the many ways in which women have been silenced throughout history the taking on of husbands surnames, that women have been forbidden from discussing marital affairs with other women, that expressing an opinion isn t feminine, the letting slip out of print of numerous works by female writers, etc The consequent muting and invisibility of women has allowed men to be viewed as the primary sex with women as other or deviant Reality for both women and men then is seen from the male perspective which, in turn, has shaped language.Now that language describes male reality and not female reality, it can hold the patriarchy in place because it seems like the norm, and even women defend it Females who object are seen as whining and unreasonable, whereas those females are simply suggesting that men be reasonable and give back what they have taken.Men and often women insist that the terms mankind, man, and he encompass women, that they refer to people But if we compare these two sentences, we see the lie Man goes to war with his enemies Man breastfeeds his childrenUp until recently sexual language as well as all other language was based on the male point of view For example Penetration This is what the man does The same act, from the heterosexual female perspective, could be described as enclosure That this seems absurd highlights the issue Rape The word means seize Rapacious meaning greedy comes from the same Latin root This word conveys nothing of the painful, terrifying experience for a woman When the expressions sexist and sexual harassment entered the English language, this was ground breaking Women at last had some words they could use to describe their experience in their own terms This book didn t make me as angry as I d expected maybe because women areliberated since 1980 , but I m still pissed off So, the writing style is to an extent an exercise in making interesting things boring, but really the content is fascinating enough for it not to matter. This is an amazing book It is a great study on linguistics, language, sexism, stereotypes, and patriarchal society It is also a relatively quick read for such an extensive study and very accessible for a non scientific audience.The book covers various different areas, but my favorite were the statistical analyses at the beginning, looking at different studies from a very objective standpoint and pointing out the biases in them Although the picture painted by the book is bleak, since this was This is an amazing book It is a great study on linguistics, language, sexism, stereotypes, and patriarchal society It is also a relatively quick read for such an extensive study and very accessible for a non scientific audience.The book covers various different areas, but my favorite were the statistical analyses at the beginning, looking at different studies from a very objective standpoint and pointing out the biases in them Although the picture painted by the book is bleak, since this was the 80s, it ends on a hopeful note And although it is from the 80s, it is alarmingly still current