Michael Edwards, the only English member of the Académie Française, called it “gibberish”. The linguists are concerned that a new neutral version of the French language is quietly taking shape in academia, schools and political life, backed by the Commission for Equality and some ministries. It is called “inclusive writing”.
This new grammar has been launched in the name of equality and seeks to free French language from “male grammar dominance”. According to the French governmental body responsible for equal opportunities, the male ending of words is a form of sexual tyranny. Inclusive writing is an attempt to reformulate the French language in a kind of form to prevent it from offending women, gays, and sexual minorities. The Haut Conseil à l’Égalité, a state agency that promotes inclusion and equal rights, encourages the use what philosopher Raphaël Enthoven called it a version of George Orwell’s “Newspeak”