How Patriarchy Redefined “Gossip” to Be a Women’s Thing

The origin and painful history of gossip; how it was used against women over the years

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In the modern world, the noun, gossip /ˈɡɒsɪp/, is usually referred to a person who likes talking about other people’s private lives.




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Winifred J. Akpobi

Winifred J. Akpobi

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