I am doing a review on Marx's "Ökonomisch-philosophische Manuskripte" and I must write about the Menschenwelt, but I do not think "the man world" is a suitable term for 2017. I need to change it either to Personenwelt or Leutewelt , but I am not a German speaker, so I do not know which one is better in this context.

Many thanks from Brazil.

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    "Mensch" in gender neutral, if that is what you are concerned about. – Gerhard Mar 27 '17 at 19:20
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    You mean you are really, really(?) considering changing the wordings of a source to fit your or someone elses needs????!!! – Beta Mar 27 '17 at 19:26
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    "Mensch" means human being rather than male person as you seem to assume. And Personen- or Leutewelt would be utter nonsense. – tofro Mar 27 '17 at 19:37
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    And it wouldn't matter anyway if Mensch indeed had meant "male". You simply CANNOT change a source, that is not in par with scientific principles. – Beta Mar 27 '17 at 19:59
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    Can you give an example of how you want to use it? will the review be in English or in German or Portugese? – Oliver-Grimm Mar 27 '17 at 20:00

You misunderstood the meaning of the German word »Mensch«:

  • der Mensch = human being (of any gender)
  • der Mann = man (a male human)
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  • Thank you! It must be the translation to portuguese rather than the english one, then. Portuguese, as well as many other latim-based languages is extremely gender binary, and it is clear to me and many many others that the language used on the old sociology [and any text, actually...] is misogynist, just so, the translation in portuguese goes as "the man world" instead of "the people/human world". Being a gender neutral enthusiast around here is hard. And again, many thanks from Brazil! – Elisa Ferreira Mar 31 '17 at 19:08

Die Welt der Menschen oder unsere heutige Welt.

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    what is wrong using one of this options instead? – honsa Mar 27 '17 at 20:43
  • Not the downvoter, but: The answer would be OK if the OP had not asked the question under a false assumption. – tofro Mar 28 '17 at 9:18

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