Thursday, September 12, 2013

Canadian Feminists Say Gender Neutral Language Endangers Women

Canadian feminists protested official documents in Canada which described a conference on divorce and family issues using gender-neutral language. They claimed that by using gender neutral terms the conference was discriminating against women because mother have most of the child custody. The leading feminist representing the group then went on to say that by the word "woman" not being included in the language it endangered women and children:

“This is an astounding omission given that women have overwhelmingly been, and continue to be, the primary caregivers of children,” said one of the leaders. Predictably, she then raised the specter of “male violence” to reinforce the wall around
women’s domain. “Women’s organizations believe the outcome of this consultation will
jeopardize the rights and safety of women and children,”

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