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  United States Patent Application: 0040249626
Substituting said non-sexist word HIR for the sexist word HER in each instance wherein the sexist word HER is used in third person objective case, and, further, wherein the gender of the being referred to by the sexist word HER is unknown.
Substituting said non-sexist word HIR for the sexist word HER in each instance wherein the sexist word HER is used as a third person possessive adjective, and further, wherein the gender of the being referred to by the sexist word HER is unknown.
Substituting said non-sexist word HESH for the sexist word SHE in each instance wherein the sexist word SHE is used as a third person subjective pronoun, and further, wherein the gender of the being referred to by the sexist word SHE is unknown.
appft1.uspto.gov /netacgi/nph-Parser?Sect1=PTO1&Sect2=HITOFF&d=PG01&p=1&u=/netahtml/PTO/srchnum.html&r=1&f=G&l=50&s1="20040249626".PGNR.&OS=DN/20040249626&RS=DN/20040249626   (17373 words)

 Sexism - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Sexist beliefs are a species of essentialism, which holds that individuals can be understood (and often judged) based on the characteristics of the group to which they belong—in this case, their sex group (male or female).
It has been argued that language plays a part in sexism, though it is disputed whether certain language causes sexism or sexism causes certain language (see the Sapir-Whorf Hypothesis).
At the most trivial level, sexist jokes play a part in the acts of many comedians, both male and female.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Sexism   (555 words)

 Sexist Language 1   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The results of the survey were based on whether or not they detected sexist language in their reading and if so was there a gender difference when it came to noticing it.
Sexist language is a relatively new and under-researched area of discussion (Grossman and Tucker, 1997).
According to the Law Society Journal (1995), sexist language should be avoided because when it is not avoided the writer or speaker may be assuming that their audience is predominantly male.
coral.wcupa.edu /stupaper/01gems.htm   (3709 words)

 Sexist Language
The theory of "sexist language," however, is no credit to feminism, for it is deeply flawed both in its understanding of the nature of language and in its understanding of how languages change over time.
Since the ideology that there is "sexist language" seeks, indeed, to change linguistic usage as part of the attempt to change society and forms of thought, the latter is particularly significant.
First of all, the theory of "sexist language" seems to say that words cannot have more than one meaning: if "man" and "he" in some usage mean males, then they cannot mean both males and females in other usage.
www.mrbauld.com /sexism.html   (2323 words)

 Gender-neutral language - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
However, many terms advocated or proposed by advocates of gender-neutral language, such as firefighter or he or she, have entered the common lexicon (in some cases, before advocacy of gender-neutral language began), and may be used by those who do not have any particular feeling about the subject.
A very small minority of opponents accepts the validity of the argument that traditional English is sexist, but does not think that this is a bad thing, as they themselves are sexist.
Viewed in this broader context, argue the Esperantists, "sexist language" is shown to be a matter of cultural assumptions and interpretations by the speakers, not of the language per se.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Non-sexist_language   (6697 words)

 Sex Roles: A Journal of Research: The enjoyment of sexist humor, rape attitudes, and relationship aggression in college ...
However, because all of the research is correlational, we cannot be sure whether sexist and rape-supportive attitudes predict sexual aggression or whether the use of sexual aggression promotes sexist and rape-supportive attitudes.
Thus, the enjoyment of sexist humor appears to be associated with gender and attitudes toward women.
The current study explored whether the enjoyment of sexist humor is associated with aggressive attitudes and behavior in college men.
www.findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_m2294/is_n9-10_v38/ai_20914088   (1449 words)

 Language Log: Gift ideas for hir and hir
Objectionable sexist word forms (especially pronouns, nouns, and the possessive adjectives his and her) have plagued the English language for generations [...] writers have used such phrases as "him or her," "her or his," or the awkward "their" in largely isolated attempts to avoid the problem of objectionable sexist language.
All occurrences of "him" or "her" in English language composition are sexist, of course, but not all sexist occurrences are objectionable.
If "the sexist word HIM" and "the sexist word HER" don't refer to any particular being at all in this context, is it true or false that "the gender of the being referred to...
itre.cis.upenn.edu /~myl/languagelog/archives/001711.html   (2195 words)

 Hamilton College - Writing Center - Alternatives to Sexist Language   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Another way to erase sexist language is to substitute a noun subject instead of a pronoun.
Some terms are inherently sexist, such as "mankind" and "policeman." These terms ignore the female gender in categories that should include both men and women.
If none of these suggestions lend themselves to the sentence you're working on, your best bet is to recast the entire sentence; write the sentence in a completely different way instead of trying to change bits and pieces of it.
www.hamilton.edu /academics/resource/wc/AlternToSexistLang.html   (1274 words)

 Sexist Publicity
Sexist advertising is a hot topic in some other countries.
In the United States, the DisGraceful Award, which targets "sexist ads in the high-tech industry", has been scoring direct hits against the new economy's old-style sexist ads.
Advertisers resisted the criticisms because, as Betty Friedan said, the ads glorified women's role as housewives, "knowing that her very lack of identity in that role will make her fall for whatever they are selling".
personal.nbnet.nb.ca /rosellam/sexist_publicity.html   (917 words)

 Guidelines For Non-Sexist Use of Language
Some empirical data on sexist language indicate that if women are not specifically included (e.g., through using females in examples, or the term "he or she"), even genuinely gender-neutral prose (e.g., using plural pronouns) tends to be heard as referring to males only.
Switching 'her' and 'his' in the preferred alternative results in a sentence as sexist as the original.).
Topics include: the definition of sexism and sexist language; the moral significance of using sexist language; the generic 'he' and 'man'; 'Ms.'; a comparison of sexist and racist language.
www.engl.niu.edu /freshman_english/nonsexist.html   (2685 words)

It was a sexist principle encoded in the language by males and which today exerts a considerable influence over thought and reality by preserving the categories of male and minus male.
The early feminist criticism of male terms considers that sexist language is a symptom of a larger problem.
However, the initial criticism of sexist language does not maintain that male terms are the cause of these problems.
www.lawsite.ca /WLSC/Petersson_w.htm   (5505 words)

 Non-sexist language - FreeEncyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Calling this type of language "non-sexist language" is a loaded term, as it implies that failure to use this type of language is automatically sexist.
Some people disagree with feminism and argue that men and women are sufficiently different that these differences are rightly embedded in the language.
Many modern speakers do not do this, seeing it as sexist; they use, for example, amiko to mean a friend of either sex, only specifying the sex if it is relevant, using -in for female and the prefix vir- (or, in one proposal, the suffix -iĉ-) for male.
openproxy.ath.cx /no/Non-sexist_language.html   (1832 words)

 Linguistic Sexism in Business Writing Textbooks   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
While publishers may be “acutely aware of sexist language” and, in many cases, have developed their own in-house guidelines for avoiding such language, authors and publishers of business writing textbooks, on the whole, are not providing comprehensive instruction for avoiding sexist language.
Only seven of the fourteen texts mention sexist language in the end-of-chapter problems, ranging from a few discussion questions to a limited number of sentences or memos that students are asked to rewrite to eliminate sexist language.
Teachers and other professionals must be alert to the possible sexist implications of the content as well as the language of educational material.
jac.gsu.edu /jac/8/Articles/7.htm   (3981 words)

 Depicting Women as Sex Objects In Television Advertising: Effects On Body Dissatisfaction
Social scientists are suggesting that although television ads are generally made to promote specific items, they may have a lasting effect on several things, such as people’s beliefs, values, attitudes and even their behavior.
The first group viewed 15 sexist ads and 5 non-sexist ads (sexist ad condition), the second group viewed 20 non-sexist ads (non-sexist ad condition), and the third group completed a body image and attitude scale but were not shown any ads (“no ad control” situation).
Effects of exposure to sexist ads on body image) results were the same across the board for the nonsexist and no ad control situations on the body image as a function of ad type, gender, and favorable or opposed attitudes toward feminism.
people.eku.edu /winslowm/psy300/tygart.htm   (1761 words)

 Reality. Issue 24 - Was Paul a Sexist - by Chris Marshall   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
If the people of God have been sexist, then the God of the people must be too.
It is not Paul's affirmation of this fact we ought to question, but the feminist notion that such an understanding is intrinsically 'sexist'.
Those few texts that silence and subordinate women do sound sexist when they are read in isolation from the wider context of Paul's ministry.
www.reality.org.nz /articles/24/24-marshall.asp   (2868 words)

 feministing: Comment on Yet another creepy commercial: Toyota’s very own Nipplegate   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
It is not sexist or objectifying women; it *is* a fact of biology.
But, it is sexist for a man to look at a woman's contracting nipples even though it is a fact of life we shouldn't acknowledge that it exists.
You take everything the way that a sexist man wants you to, or you get accused of being a no-fun feminist who makes jokes about how someone might just be uptight about small-dick jokes made by men for men to laugh at for personal reasons that have nothing to do with systematic oppression of anyone.
feministing.com /mt-comments.cgi?entry_id=710   (2076 words)

 SEXUAL AND SEXIST HUMOR IN THE WORKPLACE   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The proposed study is an attempt to partially fill the apparent gap in the literature by presenting and testing an integrative and situational model of gender-related humor in the workplace.
The extent to which one finds humor in the material, views it as offensive and/or inappropriate, and considers it as sexual harassment (maybe even to the point of filing a formal complaint) will be the primary focus of the project.
It is reasonable to expect that not only would men and women find varying degrees of humor in different types of jokes, but also the gender of the joker would make a difference as to whether the listener finds humor in a joke.
www.ilstu.edu /~mhemmas/sexual_and_sexist_humor_SHRM-PROP.htm   (2796 words)

 Sexist English?
It may indeed be the case that there is an imbalance in the number of lexical entries for men and women.
Differences might be found in the realms of pragmatics, semantics and lexicon, syntax and phonology, especially suprasegmental phonology.
The case of -ette in majorette is quite frequently quoted to point out that English is a sexist language: -ette is said to be clearly derogatory.
www.kl.unibe.ch /kl/llbs1/englisch/sexist_english.htm   (914 words)

 Non-Sexist Use of Language
Sexist: The average student is worried about his grades.
Sexist: If the reader is patient, he will be rewarded in Chapter 7.
Likewise, any sexist suffixes or adjectives that refer to stereotypical ideals of masculine and feminine gender should not be used.
karn.ohiolink.edu /~sg-ysu/nonsex.html   (333 words)

 Do's and don't's of encouraging women in Linux
Sexist jokes are the number one way to drive women out of any group, and they are more common than many people realize.
Sometime he just doesn't realize that he made a sexist joke, for example, "blonde jokes" are actually "dumb women" jokes.
Women keep silent when we see sexist jokes because if we protest, we will immediately be attacked for being over-sensitive, uptight, or a "feminazi." (Note: NEVER use the term "feminazi." It discredits all feminists, and trivializes the victims of the Nazi Holocaust.
www.tldp.org /HOWTO/Encourage-Women-Linux-HOWTO/x168.html   (3903 words)

 languagehat.com: SEXIST DECLENSION.
There's also a contrast between the loving care given male (esp. animate) declensions (with some nice expressive categories) vs. the off-handed way that feminine declensions are handled (sometimes losing endings altogether).
I love Slavic languages, but it's hard to claim their not structured in a sexist way.
You can argue how important that is in regards to cultural ideology but it's there on the surface of the languages ime.
www.languagehat.com /archives/001619.php   (769 words)

 Sociological Research Online
It is BSA policy that anti-sexist language should be used in its journals, in conference papers and in the delivery of such papers at conferences and so on.
These guidelines are intended to assist BSA members in avoiding sexist language by sensitising people to some of the forms it takes and by suggesting anti-sexist alternatives.
Sexist language, apart from being offensive, may also mislead the reader, since it is frequently ambiguous.
www.socresonline.org.uk /info/antisxla.html   (532 words)

 loonygames Feature: Is Duke Sexist?
Was Duke sexist, did it effect their opinion of the game, and did the 'chicks' help sell the game.
Unless it was specifically stated that the respondent did, indeed, find Duke to be sexist, their answer was assumed to be 'no opinion/no comment.' Otherwise, yes is yes, no is no, and maybe is maybe.
Of the men, 7 of the 16 felt it was sexist, but again, the majority of them also liked the game.
www.loonygames.com /content/1.3/feat2   (1044 words)

 Against the Theory of "Sexist Language"
First of all, the theory of "sexist language" seems to say that words cannot have more than one meaning: if "man" and "he" in some usage mean males, then they cannot mean both males and females in other usage (i.e.
It is now hard for people to quote Aristotle's famous dictum, "Man is a rational animal," without gratuitously adding that this is a "sexist" remark because, presumably, Aristotle didn't say "human beings" (e.g.
This goes to show the silliness of this whole kind of exercise and the willful know-nothing-ism of many writers when it comes to linguistic history.
faculty.ed.umuc.edu /~jmatthew/articles/against.html   (2610 words)

 the f-word - 'Feminists are Sexist'
There are many many advertisements that are equally sexist in their depictions of men as stupid, neanderthal, and "exploiting" the naked male body.
Yet sadly, this "improving women's lives is sexist" attitude reflects part of the wider mainstream fear of feminism.
If they seem genuine, point out that feminists actually do agree that stereotyping of men is wrong (duh, that's the whole point of feminism - that men are trained to be a certain way and women are trained to be the opposite, and mainstream culture supports this process).
www.thefword.org.uk /features/feministsaresexist.live   (2426 words)

 Libertarian Girl: Sexist double standard in the blogosphere
Michelle Malkin, the only woman with a top political blog (I don't really consider Wonkette to be a politics blogger), writes in a manly style according to the Gender Genie.
(2) There is a sexist double standard here.
When a man starts a blog, no one says "hey, maybe this person isn't a man" But I've only been blogging for two weeks and suddenly someone accuses me of not being a woman.
libertariangirl.blogspot.com /2005/01/sexist-double-standard-in-blogosphere.html   (1112 words)

 Sexism in the Torah
Since there is no way a woman can truly prove she had a hymen upon marriage the word rests on the husband and she can be disposed of simply when he tires of her.
Deuteronomy 22:23-24 is one of the most cruel and sexist passages of the Torah.
It says that women who are raped and fail to “cry out loud” in a populated area are most likely enjoying the attack should be killed.
www.evilbible.com /sexism_in_the_torah.htm   (1236 words)

 Augustine on Women
He frequently spoke out against the discrimination of women by Roman law and his views on conjugal love were unprecedented in the Christian world.
Augustine might be considered sexist in light of twenty-first century thinking.
However, he was considerably more advanced, some might even say radically so, in his views on women and their role in marriage than those to whom he should in fairness be compared: his own contemporaries.
heritage.villanova.edu /vu/heritage/allthings/2001SU.htm   (2096 words)

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