From slut-shaming to the allegedly shrill voices of female politicians, from vocal fry to online misogyny, the language women use (and the language used about them) is as controversial as it has ever been. Our language use and our gender have an enormous impact on the way we understand ourselves and the world around us, and the way we are treated by society. Using the latest academic research, Allyson Jule tackles some of the most pressing issues facing feminism today, including how language use and related ideas about gender play out in the home, workplace and online. It turns out that many popular ideas about gender and language are more complicated than they first appear. This book will change the way you think about language, and give you the tools to challenge the world around you.
Allyson Jule is an academic specialising in the interaction between language and gender. She is Co-Director of the Gender Studies Institute, Trinity Western University, Canada and an associate of the University of Oxford's International Gender Studies Centre. She has published widely, and her work has featured in TIME magazine and The Ladies Home Journal.
Part I: Understanding Gender and Language Use Chapter 1. The Basics Chapter 2. Language as Gendered Part II: Understanding Gender and Language Use in the World Chapter 3. Gender and Language Use in the Media and Technology Chapter 4. Gender and Language Use in Education Chapter 5. Gender and Language Use in the Workplace Chapter 6. Gender and Language Use in Religion: Judaism, Christianity and Islam Chapter 7. Gender and Language Use in Relationships Chapter 8. An Anti-Conclusion Glossary References Index