Lack of appropriate language to describe female experience
Nature: Naming encodes the bias of those who do the naming. In the English language, males were those who held the positions of power during the periods in which the language was being developed. English speakers today suffer from an inability to articulate the female experiences, perspectives and feelings which language developers had no ability to perceive.
Incidence: Men frequently point out that women are talking "nonsense", especially when they seek to articulate a vocational or relational experience. Linguistically, this is precisely correct. The female perspective is not part of the "common sense" of the English language.
Problem Type: F: Fuzzy exceptional problems
Date of last update 01.01.2000 – 00:00 CET