May 23, 2012, 1:54 a.m.
"The man who does not read has no advantage over the man who cannot read", wrote Mark Twain. Yet the man who can read but does not, considers himself superior to someone who cannot read. That is Literate Chauvinism, which extends to Linguistic Chauvinism, when "m ...
Oct. 12, 2011, 7:21 a.m.
One of the most noted examples of chauvinism in the Arts is the name given by Marquis Paul de Vibraye to the little female figurine found at Laugerie-Basse. He called it 'Venus impudique' (immodest Venus), mocking the entire feminine world, by relating it to the so-called 'Venus ...