and man hours.
Language affects action.
Written for Tuesday’s Poetics at dVerse, the virtual pub for poets. Anmol hosts and asks us to write a poem about “pride, gender, fluidity, sexuality, protest . . .” Image from Pixabay.com
Yes! Love this take!
It’ long past time for men to stop beating women – and all the world – with that rib and treat everyone one as equals.
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Preach! This is a rallying call, with such strength and a great format. “Language affects action”: This says it all.
See you around, Lillian! 🙂
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Thoughtful and true. Can we ungender this language? it needs doing…(K)
The simple solution for happiness …… LIVE,….LOVE….BE (aha, but the secret is to allow others to do the same!)
Yes, language is power… I Swedish we have started to create new gender-neutral words for he and she… sometimes you simply don’t know the gender of the police so it’s actually very practical
Lillian, if you get a chance, check out the book, “Egalia’s Daughters.” It turns the language on its ear.
he-retical, he-inous, and WOND-HER-FULL. Thanks Lillian. 🙂
Very nicely done, Lill! It’s all in the language.
Well done, Lillian! Language is important.
Yes! The language whispers in stereotypes.
“Language affects action,” … truer words have never been spoken! Love this! 💝