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Empowering women: Drop sexist ‘maiden’

Re: “When philanthropy’s power couple splits, Melinda French Gates’ influence could grow”: An irony struck me in this article. The reporter wrote, “At the Gates Foundation, French Gates, who now prefers to be referred to by her maiden name, has frequently spearheaded efforts focused on women’s empowerment …” Being a maiden is not empowering women....

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