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Sexism and the English language

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Duration of the video: 2 Min. 57 sec.
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Sexism is rife in language. A woman may be described as “bossy”, while a man is more likely to be “assertive”. The Economist's language expert Lane Greene explores the gender stereotypes used in everyday speech.
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an airhead - アーパー
articulate - はっきりした
assertive - 積極的な
to associate - 付き合う
to avoid - 避ける
based on - 準拠
bossy - 親分肌の人
bubbly - 泡立つ
a characteristic - 特性
common - コモン
to convey - 伝える
to describe - 述べる
to determine - 定める
evocative - 想起的な
feisty - 熱い
figurative - 比喩的な
to gossip - ゴシップ
in other words - 言い替えるなら
language - 言語
an offense - 犯罪
percent of the time - 時間の割合
shade - シェード
a stereotype - 紙型
that is why - それが理由です
vivacious - ぴんぴん
work of fiction - フィクションの仕事