18.152 sexism in the vocabulary of disciplinarity?

From: Humanist Discussion Group (by way of Willard McCarty willard.mccarty_at_kcl.ac.uk>
Date: Sun, 22 Aug 2004 10:12:14 +0100

               Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 18, No. 152.
       Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
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         Date: Sun, 22 Aug 2004 09:58:41 +0100
         From: Willard McCarty <willard.mccarty_at_kcl.ac.uk>
         Subject: sexism in the vocabulary of disciplinarity

I would be grateful for any pointers to discussions of the implicit sexism
in the vocabulary of disciplinarity, specifically of the "hard" vs "soft"
kind --
the sciences being hard, the social sciences suspiciously tender, the
humanities altogether soft (and on a pedestal, worshipped but not taken
seriously &c).

Many thanks.


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