In defence of the opposite sex: A reply to Goldman and Collier

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Juliette Goldman and Christine Collier have recently proposed that the editor of Sex Education should adopt a policy of replacing the phrase 'opposite sex' with 'other sex' in all published articles, on the grounds that the word 'opposite' has connotations of hostility or adversity. In this brief reply I argue that their reasoning does not stand up to scrutiny and that their proposal ought therefore to be rejected.


Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)101-104
Number of pages4
JournalSex Education
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Feb 2007