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Language and Literature - Language in Cultural Context: Language and Gender

Guiding Questions

How does language reinforce stereotypes or culturally received ideas about what different genders do, and don't do, think and don't think?

Does language reflect our world, or does it create it?

Is there a difference in the way men and women use language to achieve the same things?

What are things that men can get away with saying but women can't (or vice-versa)?

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