Google please change your gendered definitions in your online dictionary
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Google is the most widely used search platform on the web, and its dictionary function provides dreadful examples that reinforce gender stereotypes. These include for leadership - 'the party prospered under HIS leadership', for hysterical - 'Janet became hysterical and began screaming', for bullish 'he has campaigned courageously despite difficulties that would have stopped many more bullish men', and for pretty 'a pretty little girl with an engaging grin'. More disturbingly, normalising violence by men (in the vein of boys will be boys), type punch and google will return 'he punched her in the face and ran off' or fight and you will discover 'the men were fighting'. Please help me petition Google to de-gender their definitions and help boys think it is ok to be pretty and not to punch women in the face, and girls to be courageous and strong leaders. Try it if you don't believe me - type the word followed by definition or meaning and you too will be horrified! I look forward to your support of my petition.
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