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ERIC Number: EJ828908
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Feb
Pages: 4
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 3
ISSN: ISSN-1468-1811
In Defence of the Opposite Sex: A Reply to Goldman and Collier
Hand, Michael
Sex Education: Sexuality, Society and Learning, v7 n1 p101-104 Feb 2007
Juliette Goldman and Christine Collier have recently proposed that the editor of "Sex Education" should adopt a policy of replacing the phrase "opposite sex" with "other sex" in all published articles, on the grounds that the word "opposite" has connotations of hostility or adversity. In this brief reply I argue that their reasoning does not stand up to scrutiny and that their proposal ought therefore to be rejected.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom