Sex Ed for Legal Writers
David E. Sorkin
The John Marshall Law School
Illinois Bar Journal, Vol. 81, p. 265, 1993
Gender-biased language distracts readers and listeners from the message being communicated by diverting their attention away from the substance of the message and toward the words that are being used to express it. Such language also risks offending readers, and may even result in the reader receiving an entirely different message from the one intended by the writer. The article discusses problems raised by the use of gender-biased language and presents a list of potential solutions.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 2
Keywords: legal writing, gender-neutral language
JEL Classification: K10Accepted Paper Series
Date posted: March 4, 2008
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