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Language Oppression

The workplace is also an environment in which language is used as a powerful tool to either empower or oppress. For years women have complained of gender-discrimination in the workplace which constructs a glass ceiling in an organization above which they cannot rise. Language is a tool which helps keep women from advancing because it robs them of voice and the full expression of their identity. The work environment is often a male domain reinforced by tools like language. An aggressive, powerful woman is often seen as a ...

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