Panelists and Students Discuss Gendered Language
Panelists from across the University explored how language can both perpetuate gender inequality and act as a tool for feminist activism on Friday night.
The event, “Gendered Language,” which was sponsored by the International Women’s Rights Collective, featured a guest panel that featured anthropology professor Nicholas H. Harnkess; Lauren R. Eby, a graduate student in linguistics; and Maria Cristina Vlassidis, graduate student at the Divinity School. Panelists pointed out that some aspects of language are heavily gendered—which they argued can complicate feminists’ attempts to use language for social change.
April 18, 2012 12:07 PM