Speaking of sex




Speaking of sex



Availibility: Available
Creator: Antony Grey
Area of focus: Language
Content Warning Types: Unknown
Format of resource: Paperback book
Published Year: 1993
ISBN:
0304326984 (on goodreads)
and on amazon

Description:

Somewhat out of date.
Nowadays we talk about sex incessantly – yet we still lack a comfortable language in which to do so. The ‘polite’ vocabularies of religion, medicine, law and sociology are too formal, value-laden and often simply boring, whilist the vernacular Anglo-Seaxon words are regarded by some as ‘obscene’ and are frequently used by others in an aggressively negative, sex-hating way. Antony Grey critizies the various rhetorics of sexual discussion, and points at the ways in which language often become a stumbling-block to mutual understanding and happiness. He calls for a thorough overhaul of sexual discourse, to pave the way for greater realism.