In the developed world, or perhaps all over the globe, there is an ongoing discussion regarding the sexes and gender. Maybe, this is new approach to an ancient discussion. Maybe there is nothing new under the sun. Especially in the Western World where the languages spoken tend to have something called “gender” –a form of noun class, the discussion is fierce. Should we be forced to always update our listener as to the gender of 3rd persons in the stories we tell?
-Who is he? –Who is she?
No all languages constrain us in the same way to have a constant and subliminal discussion of gender. Different languages expect us to acknowledge the gender of speakers and story participants in different ways.
Listen to this podcast to get new information (some a bit incorrect) about gender and language.
MAKE sure to add you thoughts to the discussion.