Episode 236

Feminism in Our Language World (Panel Discussion)


April 4th, 2022

1 hr 23 mins 19 secs

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Today I’m bringing you a special, a recording of an expert panel discussion I moderated at the recent Women in Language conference, entitled *“Feminism in Our Language World”. *

This is a top quality conversation I think you should hear. It isn’t a talk about how to learn vocabulary or find conversation partners in some kind of feminist way. It’s an examination of the world we live in, and how it may impact us as humans, not just language learners.

> "Feminism helps me to get space to just say what I want to say and not feel like I can't say my message."

> "A lot of people still see "feminist" as the extreme end of the spectrum and so are reluctant to use the term to describe themselves."

> "I can talk all day about the intersectionality of all things. But when you're not in a place where you can make mistakes, we're not in a place where you can make change."

> "To become the best version of yourself, you need to stand for the humanity of someone else."

I am grateful to Lindsay and Shannon as well as our panelists Archana Parmar, Chesline Pierre Paul, Martina Gerdts, and Samantha Lassaux, for allowing me to put this audio out on the podcast.

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