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Ann Surg. 2017 Dec;266(6):932-933. doi: 10.1097/SLA.0000000000002505.

What is in a Pronoun?: Why Gender-fair Language Matters.

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*Department of Surgery, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI †Centre for Surgical Research, University of Bristol, Bristol, UK ‡Michigan Women's Surgical Collaborative, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI.

Abstract

MINI: Mounting evidence demonstrates that gender inequity is perpetuated by language. As such, understanding the ways in which linguistic bias reinforces gender and other stereotypes is paramount to creating a culture of inclusivity. This perspective reviews the science detailing the ways language reinforces gender inequality and offers strategies to reduce linguistic bias.

PMID:
28902666
PMCID:
PMC5774006
DOI:
10.1097/SLA.0000000000002505
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