In Language and Prejudice, Tamara Valentine defines linguistic sexism as "the use of words that arbitrarily assigns roles or characteristics to people on the basis of sex or gender." This page will help you research such words and information on this topic.
Resources to research the meaning of specific words:
- The Oxford English Dictionary
- Credo Reference
- Google – include define in front of the word such as define mankind
A sample APA citation for an entry from The Oxford English Dictionary is:
Mankind. (n.d.). In The OED online. Retrieved from http://www.oed.com/view/Entry/113548
Resources to research the topic of linguistic sexism:
When researching this topic, try using:
- linguistic sexism
- sexism in language
- sexist language
- gender and language
- nonsexist language
Watch the documentary Stop Calling Me Girl: Gender and Language by Dr. Olga Tsoudis.