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Research & Writing
Gendered Job Descriptions
Does it still strike you as odd to see Cate Blanchett or Meryl Streep described as an actor? Actress is in fact a relatively new word in English, because no females performed on stage in England before the seventeenth century (although the OED does say that actor was applied to both sexes in the early days of the mixed stage). …