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                <link href="https://fonts.googleapis.com/css?family=Baloo+Bhaina|Open+Sans" rel="stylesheet">
<link href="https://fonts.googleapis.com/css?family=Raleway|Slabo+27px|Yatra+One" rel="stylesheet">


  
  <h1 id = "moveCenter"> Using Coding for More Accurate and Inclusive Gender Language in Text</h1>
    <div id = "message">
   

<p>The fear and lack of understanding around gender non-conformity has far too violent and real consequences for those people who are excluded from the popular binary understanding. I wanted to help ease the discomfort that comes along with not understanding, and to show how easily, without any adjustments to the elements of language themselves, we could write, talk, and present our views and the world without making assumptions or exclusions about the gender identities of the people involved. We have the words for this and are choosing not to use them.</p>

<p>Below is a weekly news summary published by the NY Times. Shown in its original language in the smaller font, with the gender words I focused on highlighted in red, the font of which is my attempt at an 'awkward' looking text to match the bumbling, sharp, thoughtless nature of our assumptive, and exclusionary use of pronouns when it comes to signifying gender in our at least national zeitgeist. To the left in larger font is the same NY Times text, but processed through the code I wrote which has attempted to amend the assumptions of the original article while remaining as coherent and understandable in its primary communications.</p>

<div id = "footNote">
<p>*1 I have done this to the best of my ability, but am severely limited by the fact that I am making individual decisions in the coding of this, while language, and language as such, are collective and democratic negotiations, and so my exercise in identifying which words do and do not fall into the category of deserving reform is somewhat in the realm of thought, since I am not speaking from a consensus practice of meaning making and language definition. Secondly, I am limited in that I am still learning how to code well enough to keep up with my mind, so in the distance between these things are some limitations and errors which I have attempted to mark and will continue to amend, and humbly ask that you excuse them at least and perhaps only enough that you are able to investigate and interact with the ideas presented here and view them beyond the limitations of their author. </p>
</div>
    </div>
    

<h1 id = "headLine"> Original</h1>
<div id = "originalThis">

 <p id="words"></p>
 </div>

<div id = "reCreate">
<h1>Processed</h1>
      <p id="return"></p>
 </div>
              
            
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CSS

              
                @orange: #FF5A0B;
@red: #FF0000;
@deepRed:#B90504;
@kissRed:#990100;
@cream:#FFF2BC;
@grey:#806F66;
@fiftyShades: #E8E8E8;
@dark:#383636;
@theDarkness: #333333;
@theBlack: #111;
@tufteBack: #fffff8;
@shadyDream: #DEDEDE;
@shadyDark: #2C352F;
@highlightBase:#A41623;
@highlight: lighten(@highlightBase, 10%);
@myFont: 'Yatra One', cursive;
@turk:#1985A1;
@shadyGreen:#B8D8C1;

body {
        padding: 20px;
        background-color: @shadyDream;
        // width: 60%;
        // padding-left: 9em;
        // padding-riight: 1em;
        // font-size: 18px;
        font-size: 1em;
        color: #2C352F;
        font-family: 'Open Sans', sans-serif;

      }

       a{
        color: @turk;
      }

      #message {
      	width: 65%;
      	margin-left: 18%;

      }

      #footNote{
      	    	font-size: 10px;
      }

      #reCreate{
      	width: 55%;
// padding-left: 33%;
margin-left: 18px;
position: absolute;
font-size: 16px;
line-height: 1.5;

      }

      #google{
      	align: center;
      	padding-left: 18%;
      }

      #originalThis {
      	font-size: 10px;
width: 30%;
position: absolute;
padding-left: 60%;
padding-top: 9%;
margin-left: 10px;
      }
#moveCenter{

	text-align: center;
}
      #headLine{
      	position:absolute;
      	left: 66%;
      	// padding-bottom: 20%;
      }
      .file {
        margin-top: 24px;
        font-weight: bold;
      }
      .text {
        border-style: solid;
        border-width: 1px;
        padding: 20px;
      }
      #drop_zone {
        padding: 20px;
        border-style: dotted;
        width: 200px;
        text-align: center;
      }

// #onethey{
// 	color: #A41623;
// }
// #oneThey{
// 	color: #A41623;
// }
// #onetheir{
// 	color: #A41623;
// }
// #onethemselves {
// 	color: #A41623;
// }

// dealing with tense issue with 'she' to 'they'  relates -->related--but it looks funky
#onerelates{
	// visibility: hidden;
	text-decoration: line-through;
	
}

#onedaughter{
	 text-decoration: underline overline;
}

#his{
  	color: @highlight;
    // background-color: #FEFE91;
    // font-family: 'Baloo Bhaina', cursive;
font-family: @myFont;
  }

  #him{
  	color: @highlight;
    // background-color: #FEFE91;
    font-family:@myFont;

  }

  #her{
    color: @highlight;
    font-family:@myFont;

  }


#His{
    color: @highlight;
    // background-color: #FEFE91;
    font-family:@myFont;

  }

  #Her{
    color: @highlight;
    font-family:@myFont;

  }

  #he {
    color: @highlight;
    font-family:@myFont;
  }

  #she {
        color: @highlight;
        font-family:@myFont;
  }
  #He {
    color: @highlight;
    font-family:@myFont;
  }

  #She {
        color: @highlight;
        font-family:@myFont;
  }

  #himself{
  	 color: @highlight;
        font-family:@myFont;
  }
  #Mr{
    color: @highlight;
    font-family:@myFont;
  }

  #Mrs{
        color: @highlight;
        font-family:@myFont;
  }
              
            
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JS

              
                // Here is where we are working with a regex
function process(data) {
//create an array of the entire text
  var txt = data.join('\n');

//create an array of the text by word (why do I need to data.join above before I can split.text"? @ask)
  var showMe = split(txt, ' ');
  // console.log(showMe);
 

// map objects to set word that replaces matched word in for regex below
var mapObj = {
   he:"they",
   He: "They",
   his:"their",
   her: "their",
   him: "them",
   himself: 'themselves',
//need a second one for the her that should be 'them'
She: "They related" //need to erase original 'relates' in the first part I think, like capture ''


  
 
};

//regex to find 'gender words' (need to add the rest in between pipes below) 
 var regex = /(\bhe\b|\bHe\b|\bhim\b|\bhis\b|\bhimself\b|\bher\b|\bShe\b)/gi;
 
 // regex replace using a function as the second argument which returns the mapped object from above to correctly replace each word with its assigned replacement
               var results = txt.replace(regex,function(matched){
               	return mapObj[matched];
               });

//displaying the (re)Created text
var reSplit = split(results, ' ');
// console.log(reSplit);
var reWordP = select('#return');
       for (var i = 0; i < reSplit.length; i++) {
        var thing = createSpan(reSplit[i]);
//assign an id to each span that is = (one)word so that I can distinguish from id = word, which for loop for highlighted original uses
        thing.id("one"+reSplit[i]);
       thing.parent(reWordP);
       //put spaces in between returned words
 var space2 = createSpan(" ");
    space2.parent(reWordP);

}

 //full text
  //    var par = select('#return');
  // par.html(txt);
//for loop to give each word a span element and give the word 'his' an id of 'his' (or append it to an html element which already has the id 'his')

//Displaying the original text with highlighted gender words
var wordP = select('#words');
  for (var i = 0; i < showMe.length; i++) {
        var word = createSpan(showMe[i]);
//assign an id to each span that is equal to its name so that I can assign css styling to the original gender word
        word.id(showMe[i]);
       word.parent(wordP);
       //put spaces in between returned words
 var space = createSpan(" ");
    space.parent(wordP);



 }
}
var lines;


function preload() {
  lines = loadStrings('https://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/s.cdpn.io/255459/gender.txt', process);
}

function setup() {


}





              
            
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