Is "He" Gender Neutral? Term Paper by Top Papers

Is "He" Gender Neutral?
Reviews a study on the use of the word "he."
# 139274 | 2,250 words | 6 sources | MLA | 2008 | US
Published on Dec 01, 2008 in Linguistics (General) , Gender and Sexuality (General)


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This paper reviews and analyzes a study by Hyde regarding the use of the word "he" in language. The study was intended to determine how the use of the word "he" impacted the stereotyping of occupations and status attached to male and female roles. Additionally, the paper shows how Hyde used as participants individuals in the third and fifth grades, as well as college students. Through the use of multiple response surveys the researcher determined that even in a gender neutral context the use of the word "he" or "they" promoted thought related to males rather than females.

From the Paper:

"Hyde (1984) conducted a study regarding the use of the word "he" in language (p. 697). The study was intended to determine how the use of the word "he" impacted the "stereotyping of occupations...status attached to male and female roles...and the relative status of the self as a male or female" (Hyde, 1984, p. 698). Hyde (1984) used as participants individuals in the third and fifth grades, as well as college students. Through the use of multiple response surveys the researcher determined that even in a gender neutral context the use of the word "he" or "they" promoted thought..."

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