Merriam-Webster Rewrites Entry on ‘Femininity’ After Complaint

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By Jillian Kay Melchior | 1:09 pm, November 17, 2016

Merriam-Webster has revised its entry for the word “femininity” after a Los Angeles writer said the example sentence offered online by the dictionary was sexist.

Alison Segel wasn’t the first to take issue with how dictionaries have defined “femininity.”

Merriam-Webster’s quick revision won praise from prominent women’s magazines.

But not everyone was thrilled with the revision.

Segel fired back at some of her critics.