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Thanks for sending me the newsletter. It has lots of interesting things in it. I was really concerned, however, when I saw the header in the newsletter that read Women/Gender. I must say that I am very tired of the word gender altogether. What it means is socially acceptable behaviour according to a person's sex. It therefore applies to both women and men. But it is never used in this way. It has now become a substitute word for women. I realise the UN and other government agencies are key misusers of the word, but is it possible not to use it in Pambazuka? Or if it is used it is used to highlight men's issues as well (although I prefer critical avoidance myself). For me it is a word of assimilation and not at all useful.