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Subtle gender discrimination in Romance languages

Tuesday, March 13th, 2007

Spanish is sexist!

I don’t know if you’ve noticed, but if you are talking about 10 women, you use ellas, the feminine pronoun, but if you’re talking about 9 women and one man, you’d use the masculine pronoun ellos. I think this is best illustrated. OK, I’m back 20 minutes later with my work of art.