The politics of misogyny and the misogyny of politics


  • Robin Tolmach Lakoff University of California



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Author Biography

Robin Tolmach Lakoff, University of California

Robin Tolmach Lakoff is Professor of Linguistics Emerita at the University of California, Berkeley. Her research interests have included language and gender; politics of language; language and law; and psychotherapeutic discourse. She is the author or co-author of ten books, including Language and Woman’s Place (Harper & Row, 1975), Talking Power (Basic Books, 1990) and The Language War (UC Press, 2000). Some of her papers are reprinted in Context Counts (edited by Laurel A. Sutton, Oxford, 2017).


Lakoff, Robin Tolmach (1975) Language and Woman’s Place. New York: Harper & Row.

Lakoff, Robin Tolmach (1990) Talking Power: The Politics of Language. New York: Basic Books.

Lakoff, Robin Tolmach (1992) The silencing of women. In Kira Hall, Mary Bucholtz and Birch Moonwoman (eds) Locating Power: Proceedings of the Second Berkeley Women and Language Conference Vol. 2 344–355. Berkeley, CA: Berkeley Women and Language Group.

Lakoff, Robin Tolmach (1995) Cries and whispers: the shattering of the silence. In Kira Hall and Mary Bucholtz (eds) Gender Articulated: Language and the Socially Constructed Self 25–50. New York: Routledge



How to Cite

Lakoff, R. T. (2021). The politics of misogyny and the misogyny of politics. Gender and Language, 15(1), 90–95.



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