If you are following news beyond Pages 1-3, you would know of these words. These words are being cited as one of the most obvious examples of sexism that our childhood favorite Oxford Dictionary is apparently full of. The Oxford University Press defends its stance by saying that it’s not the dictionary that’s sexist, it’s the English-speaking world.
Today, in this Needull, David Shariatmadari from The Guardian points out 8 words that show how sexist English language actually is.
Ever wondered why a being a ‘master’ is a matter of pride, while being a ‘mistress’ a matter of shame. Read the short article here for more such blatant examples of sexism in English language.