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Map of the week: 57% of languages do not have gendered pronouns.
By Lisa Wade, PhD
The map above is an interactive available at the World Atlas of Language Structures.  It represents an extensive, but not quite comprehensive collection of world languages. Each dot represents one. White dots are languages that do not include gendered pronouns. No “he” or “she.” Just a gender neutral word that means person.
The colored dots refer to languages with gendered pronouns, but there are more than one kind, as indicated by the Values key. The number on the right, further, indicates how many languages fit into each group. Notice that the majority of languages represented here (57%) DO NOT have gendered pronouns.
The map at the site is interactive. Go there to click on those dots and explore.
Lisa Wade is a professor of sociology at Occidental College and the co-author of Gender: Ideas, Interactions, Institutions. You can follow her on Twitter and Facebook.

socimages:

Map of the week: 57% of languages do not have gendered pronouns.

By Lisa Wade, PhD

The map above is an interactive available at the World Atlas of Language Structures.  It represents an extensive, but not quite comprehensive collection of world languages. Each dot represents one. White dots are languages that do not include gendered pronouns. No “he” or “she.” Just a gender neutral word that means person.

The colored dots refer to languages with gendered pronouns, but there are more than one kind, as indicated by the Values key. The number on the right, further, indicates how many languages fit into each group. Notice that the majority of languages represented here (57%) DO NOT have gendered pronouns.

3The map at the site is interactive. Go there to click on those dots and explore.

Lisa Wade is a professor of sociology at Occidental College and the co-author of Gender: Ideas, Interactions, Institutions. You can follow her on Twitter and Facebook.

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alltimeboners:

i dropped my apple in the toilet

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did you decide oh im going to the bathroom better bring an apple with me

basically yes

why is there a cat 

he was helping

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I suggest all females watch this. 

*i suggest all humans watch this.

THIS SHOULD BE REQUIRED WATCHING FOR ALL HUMANS

I’m a 17 year old white guy living in middle class America. I’ve never exactly been a supporter of feminism because that kind of thing has never really affected me personally. I don’t notice it and I don’t care about it. But in nine minutes this video has made what is truly a serious problem extremely apparent. Those “why I need feminism” posts or those slut-shaming or rape culture campaigns never convince me of anything. But this video actually did I think.

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Stop what you’re doing and watch this

I watched this with my mom. This is really great. I love this.

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i used to be so picky about what i post and reblog but it’s just slowly deteriorated into a state of “why not”

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Any buzz or success this film may have is important because of how unknown this extraordinary man is in comparison to his achievements. He was a war hero, a gay icon, the father of the computer age. There should be statues of him in important parts of London. Yet he, and many thousands of gay men like him, were prosecuted and persecuted in England’s embarrassing and shaming recent history. — Benedict Cumberbatch on The Imitation Game and Alan Turing (x x)

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oxers:

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ctrlgeek:

I don’t know who this chick is… but +1 for you!

I second this.

I CANT FUCKIN HANDLE.THIS GIRLS BLOG I JUST WANT TO STAB MY.FUCKIN EYES OUT SHIT

Please explain why you do not like my blog? Is it my opinions? My English? Please tell me.

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racism isn’t an “opinion” lol try harder

Kill all Nazis

Listen everyone!!! Look what I’ve found:

source
As I suspected some anti-feminism and racist asshole took this picture about feminism and turned it into some racist bullshit.
That woman on these pictures only contributed to the “Why I need feminism” signs and now we have this picture of her with a racist sign. 

spread this correction like wildfire.

#protect this woman

ARE YOU FUCKING KIDDING ME

horrorvsterror:

oxers:

queerheretic:

7481:

wazerwifles:

mrs-pauling:

shortshorts666:

ettyyytttthhhhyyyyyyyyeeeeeeeeee:

clauds-bloop:

my-herbal-journey:

clauds-bloop:

ctrlgeek:

I don’t know who this chick is… but +1 for you!

I second this.

I CANT FUCKIN HANDLE.THIS GIRLS BLOG I JUST WANT TO STAB MY.FUCKIN EYES OUT
SHIT

Please explain why you do not like my blog? Is it my opinions? My English? Please tell me.

im gonna throw up all over this post

Racist side of tumblr explain this post

racism isn’t an “opinion” lol try harder

Kill all Nazis

Listen everyone!!! Look what I’ve found:

source

As I suspected some anti-feminism and racist asshole took this picture about feminism and turned it into some racist bullshit.

That woman on these pictures only contributed to the “Why I need feminism” signs and now we have this picture of her with a racist sign. 

spread this correction like wildfire.

ARE YOU FUCKING KIDDING ME

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