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Words Used About Women

Guest presenter Nikki Bedi (sitting in for Michael Rosen) talks to Professor Deborah Cameron about words used to talk about women. From hussy to bossy, spinster to slut.

Spinster, slut, bird, cat lady, ladette, hussy, bossy, goddess, wife. Guest presenter Nikki Bedi (sitting in for Michael Rosen) talks to Professor Deborah Cameron about the words used to talk about women.

Deborah Cameron is Professor of Language and Communication at the University of Oxford. In 2007 she published The Myth of Mars and Venus, a general-interest book about language and gender differences. She writes a regular blog - 'Language: a feminist guide' - and occasionally performs as a linguistic stand up comedian.

Produced by Mair Bosworth

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  • Tue 28 Jul 2020 16:00
  • Mon 3 Aug 2020 23:00

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