In this second edition of her text, Cameron begins with an introduction to the study of language along feminist lines. She continues with a basic framework of linguistic approaches to language variation and gender and separates the feminist "folklinguistics" from actual empirical studies of language use. The second half of the book becomes more theoretical, investigating the links between gender and grammar and debating about the power of sexist language. She overviews the radical feminist theories of silence, oppression, and alienation of women via language. Later, she recaps the ideas of Spender, Lacan, and Irigaray among others to discuss the concept of a "gendered subject" as seen in a Postmodernist context. Finally, Cameron wraps up her work by posing issues and concerns to gender studies as she meditates on methods of integrating feminist discourse and language study into real world policies and social change. While this book does not deal in computer-mediated discourse, the issues addressed are valid in online contexts as well.