Linguistic Gender Equity in the UN Millennium Development Goals (MDGs)

Luis Gutierrez LTG214B at VERIZON.NET
Sat Nov 3 19:14:00 UTC 2007


Is anyone here working on the linguistic obstacles to the MDGs, in
particular with regard to phallocentric linguistics?

FYI ....

The following article is the eleventh in a series that analyzes the UN
MDGs at the intersection of culture with economics and technology, with 
especial focus on gender equality.

It is argued that the economic development targets of the MDGs are
contingent on cultural adaptations at all levels - global, national,
regional, local.  The most fundamental of these adaptations is to
move from exclusive to inclusive gender language.

It is hard to envision how the MDGs will be achieved unless supported by
socio-linguistic cultural adaptations.  On the other hand, it is 
possible that MDG-related activities may serve as a catalyst that will 
get the social and cultural adaptations started.


Solidarity, Sustainability, and Non-Violence (SSNV) Research Newsletter
Vol. 3, No. 11, November 2007


     1. Global News & Emerging Issues
     2. Negative Assessments of the MDGs
     3. Positive Assessments of the MDGs
     4. Balanced Assessment of the MDGs
     5. If Not the MDGs, Then What?
     6. Current Research on the MDGs
     7. Web Resources & Links Database
     8. Prayer, Study, and Action
     9. Links to Archived Newsletters


     Eco-Humanism and Popular System Dynamics as Preconditions for
     Sustainable Development, by Leslaw Michnowski.

Please forward this post to friends and colleagues who might be
interested in the global transition to a new culture.


PS -- Consider writing an article for the newsletter!

Luis T. Gutierrez, Ph.D., P.E.
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