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Monday, August 13, 2012

Language and Equality

Jean Twenge, a psychology professor at San Diego State University, and her colleagues
analyzed more than a million books on Google's Ngram Viewer for the use of gendered
pronouns published between 1900 and 2008

The prevalence of female pronouns — she, her, hers, herself — in American books could be used to track the changing status of women in the 20th century, according to a new study, which found the he/she ratio after the late 1960s mirrored advances in gender equality.
Read more at Gender equality reflected in literature 

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