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[–] stygi 3 points (+3|-0)

There is a great historical fiction book about Nushu called Snow Flower and the Secret Fan by Lisa See. I'd highly recommend it.

[–] itsbananas 3 points (+3|-0)

Fascinating! I’ve heard about this before. I can’t remember if it was a female only language from another culture, or this same one.

[–] JaneDoeIsDying 1 points (+1|-0)

This is fascinating. I wonder what life would be like if we had learned from this and developed more true female-only languages? If women across the world could communicate without men being able to understand... it could have changed everything.

Of course, it would have been difficult work and just like Esperanto would probably have never really taken off, but it’s still worth a daydream.

[–] proudcatlady 1 points (+1|-0)

Women are so amazing. Won’t let us learn to write? Okay, we’ll just invent our own writing system.