Those who would codify the meaning of words fight a losing battle, for words, like the ideas and things they are meant to signify, have a history.
(Scott 1986: 1053)
The issue is not only about words and concepts, it is also about perceptions and understandings concerning the relationships of men and women in society and culture.2
(Pietilä 2007: 76)
It was a reminder that when you negotiate with words, you're fundamentally negotiating people's lives, their choices, their lifestyles, their integrity.3
(Rothschild et al. 2005: 97)
As discussed in Chapter 1, the distinction between sex (male/female), a matter of biology, and gender (masculine/feminine), a set of culturally ...