Writing to promote gender equality in ELT

I’m delighted to have a guest blog post published by IATEFL MaWSIG today on gender representation in ELT materials,¬†with ideas for writers and editors on promoting gender equality. You can read it here.

And you can read a more recent posted of mine on the representation of boys, specifically, here.

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4 thoughts on “Writing to promote gender equality in ELT

    1. Thanks, yes, I’d seen that. I think the experiment is interesting (and depressing) and the idea of a book celebrating women in this way is great. HOWEVER, I also think that marketing it exclusively for girls to read is wrong – boys need to hear these stories just as much. To me it smacks a bit of cynical commercialism, targeting the ‘princess’ readership. There’s another here which doesn’t do that, though I haven’t read either so can’t comment on quality:


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