Ursula Le Guin if I am not mistaken
A nice way of saying I am wrong :-) I thought it was a vocabulary of rat language from the same collection as 'The Acacia Seeds'.
Tiptree is nothing like Le Guin.
They are female SF writers who published their major works around the same time. That is very close in the scheme of "things which might have inspired this poll".
Yes, I remember now