My mind, my thoughts, my words

Gender works

I am all for equality. Men and women should be treated equally, paid equally, respected equally. But I don’t get how some feminists get all wound up about ”female/male roles”. Women and … Continue reading

05/07/2015 · Leave a comment

Feeling feelings

Emotions are experiences characterised by mental states, expressions, and physical reactions. Feelings are the subjective experience of emotional states. If I didn’t say that something someone did hurt me they wouldn’t know – unless … Continue reading

29/04/2014 · Leave a comment

Why machines are feminine

Ever noticed that apparently machines are feminine? The car… she? The bike… she? In languages that have different gender categories such as German, French, and Spanish, the gender of stuff depends on the … Continue reading

09/04/2014 · Leave a comment

Bodies, genders, rites and the role of women in some societies

For the Bimin-Kuskusmin (New Guinea) everything is divided into male and female. There is male food, and there is female food. Men mustn’t eat female foods, females may not even … Continue reading

16/12/2011 · Leave a comment

The Gender Question

Even if you’re monolingual, you are probably aware that many languages distinguish nouns in gender. Even English does so, which becomes obvious when referring to someone/something with a personal pronoun … Continue reading

19/02/2011 · 3 Comments