Oxford Languages debates challenges of 'sexist' terms in dictionaries

Oxford Languages debates challenges of 'sexist' terms in dictionaries

Oxford Languages has addressed the alleged “sexism” in its dictionary definitions and discussed the challenges of recording discriminatory meanings of words versus censorship as well as current trends in language referring to women. 

To mark International Women’s Day on Monday (8th March), the Oxford Languages team, part of Oxford University Press (OUP), ran an online panel discussion to explore how and why sexist terms are recorded in the dictionary and what this language means.

In the event, titled ‘'Bitch, bint, and maid: exploring sexist language in the dictionary", panelists included...

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