有名辞書にある時代遅れな例文を女性ライターが批判、出版社が削除する事態にまでなったその文章とは?


言葉は常に変化していることを証明するように、毎年、辞書には単語が加えられている。
そして、改訂される必要のある古くなった定義も、時には辞書に載っていることを、ある女性が証明してみせた。


ライターのアリ・シーゲルさんは、オンライン版メリアム・ウェブスター辞典に掲載された「femininity(女性であること、女らしさ)」という言葉の用例に、時代遅れの表現が使われていることに気付き、これに対する批判をツイッターに投稿した。

その用例とは、「彼女は女性らしさを犠牲にすることなく、何とかCEOの座に就いた」という表現だった。

彼女は、『コスモポリタン』誌に対して、彼女はこの攻撃的表現の用例にどうやって遭遇したかについて語っている。

「アートワークと力強い女性に響くような言葉が書かれた雑誌を作ろうと思い、フォロワーの人たちに案を送ってもらうようお願いしたんです」「ある女性が、いくつかの詩と一緒に"femininity"の定義のスクリーンショットを送ってくれました。『これが辞書に載っているなんておかしくない?!』と言っていました」

そこで、シーゲルさんはこの表現に呆れたとツイートすることにした。すると、メリアム・ウェブスター辞典の公式アカウントがすぐさま気付き、このように返信している。

(あなたが正しいです。現在削除するための作業をしています)

その後、彼らはシーゲルさんに対して、あの用例が削除されたことを報告している。

(削除しました。申し訳ないです)

彼女は「誰かがメリアム・ウェブスター辞典の総括編集者であるピーター・ソコロウスキ氏にコンタクトを取ってくれたようですね」と『コスモポリタン』誌に対して語っている。「彼はこの表現を確認するとすぐ、彼らは事態を正確に把握し、この文章を削除したのです。彼らの対応の仕方は本当に素晴らしいと思います」

シーゲルさんは、メリアム・ウェブスター辞典の不快な用例が削除されたことを喜んでいるが、これは性差別の一例に過ぎないと考えている。「いかに性差別が私たちの文化のあらゆる面に浸潤していて、それらが数多く気づかれないままになっている状態に驚きました」とコメントしている。

彼女は、この1つの定義でなく、女性自身は変わる必要はないという、女性全体の感覚を変えるために人々は行動すべきだと語った。「私たちは、女性について考え、語る方法について再構築する必要があります」と話している。



■参照リンク
http://www.aol.com/

■関連記事
【全米が感動!】白血病を患ったチアリーダーにアメフト選手たちが行った「ある心遣い」が話題に
子犬と共に助けられた直後、涙を流す母犬の動画が話題に
ワールドシリーズを観戦するため授業をサボった学生に対する、ある大学教授の対応が話題に
「会いたかったよ!」 小さいころ一緒に寝ていたテディベアと再会した馬

■フォトギャラリー
29 PHOTOS
お騒がせセレブ マイリー・サイラスのとんでもない衣装
See Gallery
お騒がせセレブ マイリー・サイラスのとんでもない衣装
HIDE CAPTION
SHOW CAPTION
of
すべて見る
スライドに戻る

■フォトギャラリー
125 PHOTOS
愛猫&愛犬が写真に写りこんだ瞬間【おもしろフォト集】
See Gallery
愛猫&愛犬が写真に写りこんだ瞬間【おもしろフォト集】
That cat is up to something, and we want no part of it.
WHOA
"What, what is this?"
"You'd rather take a picture of a straw than take one of me?
"Took a picture of baby Avery and dachshund Milo tunneled behind her to get in the picture." -Submitted By: Diane Lenier
Watch out, baby!
Who's bombing who?
NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!
"Oh sorry, wrong room."
"What are you reading?"
At least someone is trying to stop these from happening.
Nothing like a perfectly timed tail.
The beer is poison!
"Why are you taking pictures of butts?"
It's cool, he's the new boom mic operator.
"My turn next!"
Just really happy to be here.
At least that last guy is in the picture.
This cat's great-grandchildren are probably in this slideshow as well.
"Turn left on Sunset."
"I want to sit on the chair."
Sneak attack is underway.
Stopping inappropriate Facebook photo uploads since 2008.
How is he even doing that with his neck?
What are you doing here?
Also: "Soon"
Talk about a third wheel.
The other cat REALLY doesn't like glamour shots.
"Um, I think someone forgot my Fancy Feast."
"Do I smell fish?"
"Um, a little help?"
What is this contraption.
We're assuming that this guy was attempting to take an underwater selfie.
"Ignore me!"
He does not approve.
His night vision is perfect for interrupting hipster photo shoots.
He stood on that pinecone to get in this photo: commitment.
"Sorry, did I ruin your postcard?"
Still part of the family.
Maybe planned, still terrific.
"My husband and I were taking our border collie, Jack, out for his daily beach run and play. (This) is the photo of him being photobombed. I didn't see the dog until I saw it on the screen after the photo was taken."- Submitted By Laura Hancock
"I was trying to take a picture of this cute Waterbuck calf, when it's mom stepped in to see what I was doing to her baby...LOL." Submitted by: Karen Stephens
"I was taking a picture of my cat Simon one day when Teddy got a bit jealous (like he always does). Hope you enjoy!" Submitted by: Hali Jakeman
Submitted by: Karen Lyons Kalmenson
In our experience cats really do hate driving.
This dog is huge!
Where was this cat standing?
Submitted By: Kylee Callahan
"Here is Badger, completely unaware of his archenemy Groucho doing the bombing..." -Submitted By: Kimberly Rai Cook
Submitted By: Heather Smith Robitzek
Submitted By: Christopher Guignon
Hey! Me too, right?
Submitted By: Alan Kelly
"Photobomb of my dachshund with my then 3-month-old daughter." -Submitted By: Melanie Walsh
Submitted By: Jean Seraichyk
This goat would clearly lose hide-and-seek.
That cat takes itself way too seriously.
"I was taking head shots for a friend when Albert kept entering the frame and posing. This is the shot when my friend had had enough." - Submitted By: Kathlyn Horan
These cows would have been such a good background otherwise.
Submitted by: Blacky Bokich
All the dog that's fit to photograph.
Aflac has to be responsible for this.
Submitted By: Alexandra Foster
Submitted By: Reese Levine
"My husky is pretty angry she's not included in the picture." -Submitted By: Kimberly Fernandez
Submitted By: Marcelle Gonzalez
Submitted By: Jenny Haniver
Submitted By: Ren Meier
"An animal photobomb taken in the "off leash" portion of Austin's Town Lake hike and bike trail. This is actually our dog, presumably telling us how she really feels about the new baby!" -Submitted By: Joanna
Just wait for it.
"Well, hello!"
"I make this look easy."
The lion doesn't even know he is posing, he's just naturally suave.
This dolphin really deserves credit for making this picture great.
"Dog park fun (Jack, Marley, and Kiana) getting their picture taken when a great dane decides to make a cameo!!" -Submitted By: Brynn Fesler
"I'm part of the family too. Why shouldn't I be in the picture?"
"Another animal is getting more attention than me!"
Maybe this was planned?
"Oh, you were taking a picture?"
Just a man, a woman, and their horse.
Even dogs can enjoy 3D.
The photographer is holding a steak.
This donkey has a place to go.
HEEYYYY!
Quick window bomb before flying away.
Just gonna sneak in here.
Cool boat, dude.
Pretty scenic, huh?
Bet he didn't see that coming.
Is this cute or just incredibly creepy?
Finally worked!
Nope, FCC cat doesn't approve of this.
Get a room.
Down here!
He knew what he was doing.
Sweet picture, dude.
Classic.
HEY!
This probably ended well.
Don't get out of the car.
Double Bomb.
That couch looks pretty comfy.
Dude, pipe down over there.
What's he planning?
When you gotta go, you gotta go.
Up close and personal.
You're never too young to get photobombed.
Cute couple.
C'mon, ditch the girl and come play with this ball.
Not just any goat bomb, but a sarcastic goat bomb.
Sup?
Cool speech, bro.
Nice costume, kid.
Cheeeeeese!
This way's better.
A fun-filled day at the park.
What are you guys up to?
Seriously?
Poor dog never even saw it coming.
BEHIND YOU!
Bears have needs, too.
Don't let the hair distract you from the bomb.
C'mon, I'm cute too.
Always crashing penguin parties (and our Twitter avatar)
HIDE CAPTION
SHOW CAPTION
of
すべて見る
スライドに戻る
続きを読む