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The name game


Putting male names before female names in writing is a remnant of sexist thinking, according to a study by researchers at the University of Surrey. Dr Peter Hegarty, who led the University of Surrey team, explains how "In the 16th century, naming men before women became the acceptable word order to use because of the thinking that men were the worthier sex.

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