use, misuse and cynical manipulation of language in common and specialist speech and writing

Today in Double Standards

I was having a chat about exactly this sort of negativity regarding competent/assertive/expert women this evening: see also classic xkcd on the other side of the coin.

DUFC #69

Welcome to the 69th Down Under Feminists Carnival. This month read some of the best posts from January 2014.

Quick Hit: The Ability to Can

There’s a fine line between mangling one’s own language and being part of its evolution and improvement. Of course, if it’s us (whoever “us” might be), it’s definitely the latter. “I have lost all ability to can.” ….  So I… Read More ›