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“From antiquity, people have recognized the connection between naming and power.”
“... conventional English usage, including the generic use of masculine-gender words, often obscures the actions, the contributions, and sometimes the very presence of women. Turning our backs on that insight is an option, of course, but it is an option like teaching children that the world is flat.”
“Every language reflects the prejudices of the society in which it evolved.”
Casey Miller, U.S. nonsexist language pioneer, writer, editor
(1919 - 1997)
Full name: Casey Geddes Miller.