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These linguistic rebels want to change how to say ‘they’ in Spanish

By Mark A. Bonta / March 10, 2020 / Comments Off on These linguistic rebels want to change how to say ‘they’ in Spanish

There are around 1,000 members of an Argentinean translators and interpreters guild, and 90 percent of them are not men.  Yet, they say, they have to refer to themselves collectively as male — when using traditional, gendered Spanish pronouns.  So the group, called TEIFEM — Feminist Translators and Interpreters of Argentina — has a few modest […]

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Climate hero or #metoo heel?

By Mark A. Bonta / January 22, 2020 / Comments Off on Climate hero or #metoo heel?

George Luber, a prominent climate scientist who works for the federal government, claims the Trump administration is out to get him.  He’s a leading figure in efforts to show how climate change is linked to human health.  But former co-workers have a different explanation: Luber is, they claim, a horrible, sexist boss.  According to a […]

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