The necessity for women's language when speaking with women: an exhortation
Claire W Bamberg
This project challenges the language that supports and creates the current cultural symbol system, documenting the neccessity of such a challenge. The project argues that prevailing language constructs function in ways that inhibit development of a healthy sense of self, especially for women. The white-maleness of American language powerfully shapes experience in the family, in society, in therapeutic settings, and in worship. Psychological analysis of self-development invites an assessment of the language used to describe human development. Theology calls for an examination of the language used to formulate its theories and its messages. This project calls for a change in the language base that shapes relationships to others, to God, and to the earth, in order to change societal consciousness and the way the world is organized.
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