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Oxford Dictionary accused of sexist word examples

Oxford Dictionary is under fire after Michael Oman-Reagan, an anthropologist and Ph.D. candidate, pointed out these instances of sexist example sentences accompanying words like “rabid” and “shrill.” At first, Oxford Dictionaries responded with the above flippant tweet — but later apologized and vowed to change at least one of the words.

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Oxford Dictionary Is “Reviewing” Its Use Of “Rabid Feminist”

A reasonable suggestion, but one that was quickly shot down by the Press, which tweeted back, “If only there were a word to describe how strongly you felt about feminism…” But now the Press is backtracking, first apologizing through Twitter on January 23.

Images: Twitter and Oxford Dictionaries

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