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Language Effects on Gender Perception and Discrimination: Language Inclusivity as a Compensation Too

Alice Pomodoro

In the last few years, feminist and LGBTQIA+ movements have been trying to raise awareness of inclusive language as a medium that can compensate for the negative consequences of sexist language. On one hand, it is easy to introduce new idioms and neologisms in genderless or natural-gender languages such as English. On the other hand, it is difficult to suggest and establish new expressions in that direction in Italian since it is a gendered language…

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