by: In Our Words Staff
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This week’s question:
Similar to it’s choice to no longer use the term homophobia, The Associated Press will refer to same gendered spouses as partners, even if they refer to themselves as husbands or wives. This will not be extended to different gendered or heterosexual couples. Should we be celebrating that more gender inclusive language is being used, as a knock at patriarchy and heterosexism; or is this actually heterosexism, highlighting the difference between the relationships, making partners not a neutralizer but a code for a certain type of couple?