gender, language, politics

Words to Watch Out For

November 8, 2016 is closer than you think. So it’s time to start paying attention to how influential people are talking and how their language choices will influence our ways of thinking. Here are a few expressions you might be on the lookout for, generally from our friends on the right:


Playing the race card

Playing the gender card

Special interests

Class warfare


These phrases are not benign, and it is important to understand what they have in common and how they do their work. Continue reading