Melbourne Uni Student Union votes to change ‘wom*n’ spelling back to woman
Melbourne University Student Union votes to change ‘wom*n’ spelling back to woman.
The use of the asterisk has been a traditional feminist practice for decades to distinguish the word from any male link.
Tom Elliott spoke with Dr Lauren Rosewarne, a senior lecturer in Gender Studies at Melbourne University.
‘Interest in these topics at university is giving you (students) a disproportionate sense of how important it is outside of universities.’
‘That doesn’t mean it’s unimportant.’
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