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Wordslut A Feminist Guide to Taking Back the English Language characters ✓ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ¼ [PDF / Epub] ✅ Wordslut A Feminist Guide to Taking Back the English Language By Amanda Montell – Dcmdirect.co.uk The word bitch conjures many images for Ality Ever wonder why so many people are annoyed when women use the word “like” as a filler Or A Feminist Guide PDFEPUB #232 why certain gender neutral terms stick and others don’t Or even how linguists have historically discussed women’s speech patterns Wordslut is no stuffy academic study Montell’s irresistible humor shines through making linguistics not only approachable but both downright hilarious and profou. Well this spoke right my nerdy soul I'm a sucker for any book that's going to tackle any subject such as language in this case with a historical lens a heavily humorous tone and a healthy dose of deconstructing social norms Could there have been intersectionality in the points made Of course And I was pleased and relieved to see how many voices experiences that were brought to the forefront read this isn't all about straight cis white ladies and gents I had a lot of fun reading this and feel its breadth prepared me to move onward to further exploring the wild world of sociolinguistics If you're looking to take a critical lens to your everyday language usage or how words are used around you this book is for you If you're looking for a bunch of nerdy word fun facts this book is also for you And most importantly if you're looking for another tool in your belt on how to start conversations about dismantling the patriarchy this book is for YOU And then keep reading because 300ish pages isn't enough to cover everything let's be real

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Meant “untidy” and was also used Wordslut A MOBI #181 to describe men These words are just a few among history’s many English slurs hurled at women Amanda Montell feminist linguist and staff features editor at online beauty and health magazine Byrdiecom deconstructs language from insults and cursing to grammar and pronunciation patterns to reveal the ways it has been used for centuries to keep women form gaining eu. Etmology and sociology of language bias and thought provoking discussion points on changing it It's hot and my brain's not 'Let me explain no let me sum up' After scanning the database British National Corpus Cameron found that when people use female as a noun as opposed to woman it's often in explicitly negative contextsRe vocal fry To sum things up over the first two decades of the twenty first century women began speaking with increasingly lower pitched voices attempting to convey dominance and expressing boredom all things that middle aged men have historically not been in favor of women doing It's generally pretty well known that if you identify a sound change in progress then young people will be leading old people and women tend to be maybe half a generation ahead of males Liberman saysDiscusses historical factors like exclusion which I've always been interested in when I started noticing that women led language in writing because they were not allowed to formally study See Tales of Genji and western vulgate writings where they were not taught Latin How do gendered languages affect personal identification growing up This is fascinating to read and think about Some words literally do not exist in some languages and can't be made up using the existing language 1920s upgrading giving a human pronoun to an object When female pronouns are used for nature technology and territories it categorizes them as other and eually states them as toys andor propertyIn grammar as in allegory as in life women are considered reckless places outside the civilized male world wild things meant to be tamed into the weak delicate flowers we've traditionally wanted women to beLinguists who specialize in the English vocabulary of dirty talk have determined that if you want to know something about our culture's mainstream attitudes toward sex that it is penetrative by definition that it's over as soon as the guy ejaculates that men are horny pursuers while women are docile undesiring objects just look at the words we've come up with to describe it What I found most amusing is that the terms I use are generally games toys or playful Jumping on his pogo stick is my favorite euphemism for male genitalia Slip n' Slide for sex itself because if we're not getting sweaty and slippery then why are we even bothering Conversely if I'm being critical then I describe the male as having all the finesse of a jackhammer yawn He's a total toolThat's all I got Recommended for interested readers

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Wordslut A Feminist Guide to Taking Back the English LanguageThe word bitch conjures many images for many Feminist Guide eBook #10003 people but is most often meant to describe an unpleasant woman Even before its usage to mean a female canine bitch didn’t refer to gender at all it originated as a gender neutral word meaning genitalia A perfectly innocuous word devolving into a female insult is the case for tons terms including hussy which simply meant “housewife” or slut which. Linguist Amanda Montell grabs the reader by the shirtfront with this book slapping them with a title that opens the eyes before inundating the mind with so much on the topic of the way English is used and the divide it creates amongst its users Montell opens her narrative by exploring the role that certain words have had over time in the English language particularly those of an offensive nature She points out that many either depict women in the negative or weaker role thereby turning them into the group at the core of debased or lesser sentiment How ‘bitch’ ‘whore’ and even that lovely ‘c you next Tuesday’ are meant to depict women in such a negative light while the worst that many men will receive is ‘dick’ or ‘sissy’ From there Montell takes the reader through some of the history of words and their connotation have sought to turn women into the fairer and weaker sex by subjugating them to the power of men in the English language Take for example the attempts to offer a degree of formality between the sexes While men are given ‘sir’ a term that has remained relatively strong and the same for the centuries women are given ‘Miss’ sounds too young and flighty ma’am sounds too old and crotchety or ‘madam’ which has become a sexualized term There is no inherent explanation but Montell makes it clear that women are getting the short end of the stick on this oneMontell shows the real struggle of gender identity where the traditional masculine role is dominant and everything else seems hard to accept or grasp She gives the reader some real examples of how to tackle these 21st century gender depictions in language and pulls in some wonderful ways in which other languages and dialects have handled things Sandwiched into the narrative was a discussion of grammar and how it is used to highlight intelligence or standing in society While Montell explores hypercorrection of some sentiments things that people use when they want to correct what appears to be bad grammar but is actually just as incorrect on the other side she shows how certain groups namely middle to lower class women find themselves scorned and ridiculed Language and grammar is a means of trying to classify people though it is society’s way of classing people in a world where the rules are always changing What is not ‘right’ now will one day be the norm that all will follow though no one seems to accept that Of particular interest to me was a chapter on trying to comprehend gendered nouns in languages other than English and how that works to assign some role to a ‘table’ or ‘eye’ in order to make it correlate to any adjective French and Italian come to mind while English has none of this save inherent words of implied gender king ueen or those things by which men may feel threatened countries storms large vehicles that automatically receive a ‘she’ pronoun As Montell furthers her argument there is a push to understand the role of catcalling and debasing women through objectified speech as though men need to do so in order to hold onto their sexuality by puffing out there proverbial feathers and beat their chests Montell pulls on both academic studies and personal insights into how women have handled this over the yearsMontell is prepared to shock some readers as she explores the societal roles women have taken in English particularly when it comes to the seedy underbelly of curse words She makes some wonderful points about how ‘unladylike’ it seems to be for some reason then debunks it all with some great studies sure to open the eyes of many There needs to be an end to promoting this view of women as the gentler and delicate sex where ‘gosh darn’ would be the strongest word to cross their lips I thoroughly enjoyed this analysis as I could hear the society and linguistic walls falling faster than a ‘sky is falling’ Trump edict on immigration barriers The latter few chapters pull the reader in for some wholehearted discussions on of all things the linguistic depiction of genitalia and how this varies across both the sexes but also by the various genders This is an interesting look into how one self defines and the clash with societal norms Montell does not shy away and has left the reader with a plethora of terms to use perhaps also seeking to buck the trend of how to communicate about themselves and others especially in moments of intimacy While the entire book pushes the limits of what might be known or accepted by many readers Montell does so with ease and as much class as possible Recommended to those who enjoy academically inclined tomes as well as the reader who wants to spark a conversation at the next dinner party or family gatheringIn a book that pushes the social norms and seeks to educate as much as it will shock Amanda Montell makes some powerful points from the perspective of language as an oppressive tool Her explorations are well suited to the discussions and offer full circle analysis keeping the reader on their toes from the outset Not a tome to inculcate as much as educate Montell holds nothing back and helps to show things that may be so ingrained and inherent that many had no idea they were taking place or at least took them for granted I for one took so much from this book and will seek to better understand and use words of a appropriate type moving forward Montell’s extensive reference to studies and the work of others on the subject lends it to being a somewhat academic work though the dedicated reader can push their way through and learn a great deal as it is penned in a layperson’s terms to ensure the point is made With paced chapters full of poignant arguments and humorous asides Montell makes her point and keeps the momentum going Nowhere in this book did I get a sense of a gender or language revolution but it is better to know what literary weapons are out there to arm one’s self if not to blunt them and level the playing field That being said my head hurts from all the computing I have done and will be doing to be better aware particularly since my buddy reader will hold me accountable every single dayKudos Amanda Montell for I learned not to call you Madam for this insightful book that forced me to open my eyes and brain to new ways of comprehending languageLovehate the review An ever growing collection of others appears at Book for All Seasons a different sort of Book Challenge