Neither todes, nor elles: the RAE once again rejected the use of inclusive language

Inclusive language has earned the right to debate. In recent years, it has taken over a space between the new generations, but time and again it received the rejection of the Royal Spanish Academy (RAE), which once again established its unfavorable opinion before a new query from a curious user.

“What has commonly been called ‘inclusive language’ is a set of strategies that aim to avoid the generic use of the grammatical masculine, a mechanism firmly established in the language and that does not imply any sexist discrimination”, the RAE, a body that sets the regulatory rules for the Spanish language in coordination with the remaining 21 national academies, took a position on Twitter.

The RAE’s position was set in response to a query, laden with irony, from a Twitter user identified as Claudio Ruiz. The October 6 message said: “Hello @RAEinforma I have a question. Is this famous inclusive language gibberish or gibberish?

The user’s statement, rather than outlining a doubt, seemed aimed at condemning the use of inclusive language, since it gave as the only options two possibilities with a strong negative charge and with very similar meaning, since both refer to a language difficult to understand. understand or confused.

It is not the first time that the RAE rejects inclusive language

But beyond this statement, it is not the first time that the Royal Spanish Academy rejects the use of inclusive language.

On June 9 last, he considered that its use “makes the language as complex as its teaching” and stated that “it does not contribute to pointing out the equality of the sexes but, on the contrary, suggests the existence of a rivalry and not of an encounter fundamental and deep between both ”.

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