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Rio de Janeiro School Supports Gender-Neutral Vocabulary, Sparking Controversy

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The parents of students at the Colégio Liceu Franco-Brasileiro (Franco-Brasileiro High School), located in Laranjeiras, Rio de Janeiro's South Zone, agreed yesterday to a school circular letter that advised on the "adoption of grammatical strategies for gender neutralization within the institution".

The change caused great repercussion among those responsible. According to the school's administration, the goal of gender-neutral grammar is to tackle male chauvinism and sexism in the debate concerning the inclusion of people not identified with the binary gender system.

According to the text, the change allows "teachers and . . .

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