genderfree

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genderfree (comparative more genderfree, superlative most genderfree)

  1. Alternative spelling of gender-free.
    • 1993, Dissertation abstracts international: The humanities and social sciences, produced by University Microfilms International, page 2173:
      Ruddick constructs mothering as a genderfree practice under the PCT to distinguish from earlier accounts of mothering.
    • 2000, Suzette Haden Elgin, The language imperative, page 60:
      So "sons of God" become "children of God" and "mankind" becomes "humankind"; an endless series of "he" and "him" and "his" and "himself" items is dealt with by making the verbs plural wherever possible, so that the genderfree "they" and "them" and "their" and "themselves" can be used instead.
    • 2001, edited by James P. Sterba, Social and political philosophy: contemporary perspectives, page 153:
      More concretely, in his genderfree society — reminiscent of Lake Wobegon — women as well as men would be independent, decisive, and strong, and men as well as women would be cooperative, open, and nurturing (if not good-looking).