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In the French language, steps forward and back for women
Warning that the well-being of France and its future are at stake, the government banned the use in schools of a method increasingly used by some French speakers to make the language more inclusive by feminizing some words.

Specifically, the education minister's decree targets what is arguably the most contested and politicized letter in the French language -- "e." Simply put, "e" is the language's feminine letter, used in feminine nouns and their adjectives and, sometimes, when conjugating verbs.

But proponents of women's rights are also increasingly adding "e" to words that normally wouldn't have included that letter, in a conscious -- and divisive -- effort to make women more visible.

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by Cat on Sat May 8th, 2021 at 06:43:36 PM EST
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Blanquer, our Minister of Education, is a pathetic joke. Oh, and also an insecure white male (but you knew that).
by Bernard on Sat May 8th, 2021 at 08:07:52 PM EST
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by Cat on Mon May 10th, 2021 at 10:25:09 PM EST
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by Bernard on Tue May 11th, 2021 at 08:47:17 PM EST
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Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Tue May 11th, 2021 at 08:56:36 PM EST
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