Software Polices Gender Specific Language

I was reading one of my favorite blogs (wish she would post more often)

http://fullofgraceseasonedwithsalt.blogspot.com/2012/02/disapearing-wife.html

And she linked up an article about the movement to eliminate the word “wife”. The article is here, it is not really surprising, but greatly disturbing.

My takeaway however was the sentence early in the article where it talks about a word processing software that catches you using gender specific terms and suggests alternatives that are gender neutral.

Scary….automated digital misandry.

 

 

 

 

 

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