German Oxford-equivalent dictionary ends using masculine as standard for professions
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Duden, the main German language dictionary, has decided to stop using the generic masculine for professions, adding in its online version the feminine equivalent to 12 thousand entries, in a choice that aims to support gender equality also in language. If until now the terms were written only in the masculine form, from now on both genders will be included.
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