The Fragility of Women's and Girls’ Voices in Sexist Contexts
Keywords:attunement, Wittgenstein, Cavell, Feminism
My paper deals with the fragility of women and girls’ voices in sexist contexts. I describe this situation as one of linguistic injustice, and I propose an approach based on Wittgenstein and Cavell’s works. I argue that the characteristic female experience of being silenced when they express their experiences in sexist contexts can be understood as a lack of attunement with the community of male locutors.
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