Noticing Sexism

by Melissa Silverstein
March 11, 2011 3:10 AM
2 Comments
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This just really annoyed me this morning. And it was at the top of a story about Catherine Hardwicke.

Couldn't it say say for your inner fan? Why does it have to be for fanboys only?

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  • DB | March 11, 2011 10:06 AMReply

    People who doubt language influences thought (and sexist stereotypes) should just take a look at research. It's not recent either; we've known this since the 60s and earlier.

    It's really a bummer when heroes and comics, etc. are assigned only to men. I love them, and my husband doesn't. I go to those movies; he doesn't -- so is HE the fan? Hm...

  • Jihad-Punk | March 11, 2011 3:39 AMReply

    "Fanboy," "man," "mankind," "he," "him," etc... is always the default pronoun for anonymous people when mentioned in articles or research papers or essays or whatever. I hate it , it's absolutely infurating.

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