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Ristivojevic Rajkovic, Natasa. 2008. Zoonimska metaforika o muskarcima i zenama (Zoonymic metaphors about men and women). 8 pp.
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Many authors claim that animal-based metaphors in language serve to represent women in a sexist way, as objects of sexual desire or unintelligent and mean. The aim of this paper is to test the validity of these claims by analyzing comparable metaphors in Serbian and Norwegian. The paper focuses not only on metaphorical expressions about women, but also on comparable metaphorical expressions about men. Our findings suggest that both men and women are conceptualized in terms of negative attributes, mainly sexual for women and mental for men. (Natasa Ristivojevic Rajkovic)