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Hi, I am currently enrolled in a class at my small, private, liberal arts college in Kentucky in which we are studying the roles of women in the theatre and how this relates to how women are percieved in society. For my term paper, I chose to write about Maria Irene Fornes and her use of language in her plays to counteract the language that doesn't relate to women. Any information you can think of that would be helpful in this project would be greatly appreciated. Thanks, Katie

P.S. Great site! Keep up the good work.

Thanks for your note to FEMINIST.COM and for calling our site "great." To help with your report on language, there are two articles in particular that I think you should take a look at:

1.) "Words and Change"--an article by Gloria Steinem, which is in her book Outrageous Acts and Everyday Rebellions. This examines the important and subtle ways that language works. You should be able to get this in your local library. If you would like me to send, just send me your mailing address and/or fax.

2.) Anything written by Dale Spender--an Australian feminist whose work focuses a lot on language. Perhaps you can find some of her articles via the Internet or definitely a search of periodicals. I know she has been published in Ms. Magazine among other places.


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