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The French Ministry of Education has banned schools from using gender-neutral words in writing, Daily Mail reported.

They were considered harmful to the French language: gender-neutral words reinforce the status of English as the dominant language in the world. 

In addition, according to the head of the Ministry of Education Jean-Michel Blanquer, children with dyslexia are supposedly faced with difficulties: those who have difficulties with writing and reading will find it difficult to remember the new rules.

The Daily Mail noted that earlier the French Academy also banned the use of intermediate points in schools. The Academy believes that they harm the practice and understanding of the French language.

Such dots are used to indicate gender: for example, député.es (female parliamentarians). According to French rules, a company with both men and women will also be spoken of in the masculine gender.

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