Gender, language, and left strategy

Why do we call women "actors"?

The left has already won much of the war over gender and the English language. This may come as a surprise to people who are caught up in today’s endless controversy over pronouns, but over the past hundred years leftists were fighting over gendered nouns as well.

The gist of the problem is that we had a whole vocabulary of nouns — often (though not alwa…

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