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AuthorGrace Visser

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July 31, 2017

In a heavily gendered world, navigating how we present ourselves can be quite a task. Although clothing, makeup, and hairstyles have no inherent gender, incorporating typically masculine and feminine things into our presentation as a form of gender expression can be an important tool to convey our gender to those around us, and is a […]

July 24, 2017

Unnecessarily gendered language you might use, and some alternatives! “Feminine hygiene products.” Tiptoeing around what these products are for adds to the taboo around periods. Also, not everyone who menstruates is female, and not everyone who’s female menstruates! Saying “period products” or “menstruation products” reduces the stigma around periods, is not exclusionary towards trans people, […]

May 15, 2017

“Disabled person” or “person with a disability”? This is the question of Identity First language versus Person First language. Some people feel that using “disabled” (or a more specific disability) as an adjective before “person” (or a more specific noun like “student” or “New Zealander”) can be dehumanising and disrespectful. Person First language became very […]

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