The current period is characterised by the influence of women in the workplace. Their competence as well as their ambition is not limited to the family sphere. It is evident that they are increasingly numerous in professions or jobs traditionally reserved for men, but this established fact of society does not always appear in contemporary language use. The pre-eminence of the masculine over the feminine persists, in spite of having been denounced by grammarians such as Brunot, Damourette and Pichon for more than a century. There is obvious resistance to the use of feminine forms regardless of post or job. This form of blockage seems rooted in psychosociological considerations, which do not allow the acceptance of linguistic arguments. The subject of this special edition is the result of group reflection on language construction. It tries to assess the consequences.
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