The majority of Germans are not interested in gender language. This was the result of a representative survey, which was given by the Association of German language at the INSA in order. About 1000 randomly selected citizens participated in it. First of all, the “Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung” (FAZ) quoted from the results.

A large majority of the citizens feel, therefore, “somewhat bothered” by the desire for gender language more and more to enforce. Debates on the subject many thought was unnecessary and excessive. In addition, nine out of ten respondents would use a private gender-neutral language.

city of Hannover makes gender an asterisk for duty

A current debate around the issue of gender-neutral language is being brought back, because the city of Hannover has made the use of the so-called gender asterisk (“voters”). The “Hannoversche Allgemeine reported, among other things”.

supporters of the Genderns argue, by such a construction, all possible sexes to take into account. Experts have repeatedly pointed out that a gender-neutral language is important, to equality in all walks of life in the minds. However, such arguments let the opponent do not apply.

resistance to gender-neutral language

“most of The people do not want to be of a fanatical minority in universities and town halls forced, in a defaced, with unpronounceable asterisk decorated, and even to speak the wrong language,” said writer Monika Maron. She had called with other representatives of culture and science to the resistance against various excesses of the so-called gender-neutral language.

The self-proclaimed “voice of friends” worry in this call, “the increasing, by the desire for greater gender equality-motivated destructive interference in the German language.” So far include approximately 64,000 signatories to, among other things, TV presenter Peter Hahne, Journalist Kai Diekmann and cabaret artist Dieter Nuhr.

sources:, “Hannoversche Allgemeine”


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Teodora Torrendo is an investigative journalist and is a correspondent for European Union. She is based in Zurich in Switzerland and her field of work include covering human rights violations which take place in the various countries in and outside Europe. She also reports about the political situation in European Union. She has worked with some reputed companies in Europe and is currently contributing to USA News as a freelance journalist. As someone who has a Masters’ degree in Human Rights she also delivers lectures on Intercultural Management to students of Human Rights. She is also an authority on the Arab world politics and their diversity.


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