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Old 04-17-2006, 08:13 AM   #1
Michael Rowley
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Default This gender thing

Would someone explain to me why it is apparently no longer allowed to mention the different s---- of men and women? When I was young (about 10) I was taught in my first formal French lesson that 'gender' was a strictly grammatical term and didn't these days indicate, for instance, that the French really thought of the sun as manly or the moon womanly. If I had been learning German at the time, I would have thought the contrary, i.e. that the sun was female and the moon male; and if I had been learning Anglo-Saxon I would perhaps been taught that a 'woman' was not male, although the gender of the word is male.

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