Wordslut : a feminist guide to taking back the English language
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New York : Harperwave, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, [2019].
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First edition.
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291 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Language
English
ISBN
006286887X, 9780062868879

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"A brash, enlightening, and wildly entertaining feminist look at gendered language and the way it shapes us..."--From dust jacket, front flap.
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"The word bitch conjures many images for many people, but it is most often meant to describe an unpleasant woman. Even before its usage to mean a female canine, bitch didn t refer to gender at all it originated as a gender-neutral word meaning genitalia. A perfectly innocuous word devolving into a female insult is the case for tons more terms, including hussy which simply meant housewife or slut, which meant an untidy person and was also used to describe men. These words are just a few among history s many English slurs hurled at women. Amanda Montell, reporter and feminist linguist, deconstructs language from insults and cursing, gossip, and catcalling to grammar and pronunciation patterns to reveal the ways it has been used for centuries to keep women and other marginalized genders from power. Ever wonder why so many people are annoyed when women talk with vocal fry or use the word like as a filler? Or why certain gender-neutral terms stick and others don t? Or where stereotypes of how women and men speak come from in the first place? Montell effortlessly moves between history, science, and popular culture to explore these questions and more and how we can use the answers to effect real social change. Montell's irresistable humor shines through, making linguistics not only approachable, but downright hilarious and profound. WORDSLUT gets to the heart of our language, marvels at its elasticity, and sheds much needed light on the biases that shadow women in our culture and out consciousness." -- dust jacket flap.

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Montell, A. (2019). Wordslut: a feminist guide to taking back the English language (First edition.). Harperwave, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Montell, Amanda. 2019. Wordslut: A Feminist Guide to Taking Back the English Language. New York: Harperwave, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Montell, Amanda. Wordslut: A Feminist Guide to Taking Back the English Language New York: Harperwave, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, 2019.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Montell, Amanda. Wordslut: A Feminist Guide to Taking Back the English Language First edition., Harperwave, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, 2019.

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