Male's Speech Rhetorical Analysis

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In general, which respects to sex differences, Margaret Mead says that although many societies are different in the way that they treat men and women, every culture has some “societal” standards for each sex which distance from the biological differences (Henley and Thorne 43). It exists a global stereotype about women which is the low power they have in comparison to men in society since males tend to be more dominant and they try to have a figure of a ruler. “Women are often more supportive, polite, and expressive, talk more about home and family, and use more words implying feeling, evaluation, interpretation, and psychological state” (Adelaide Haas 616). Haas suggested four different aspects, such as, form, topic, content and use of the…show more content…
It exists a tendency on men that they use for their own benefits. That strategy is the interruption, a way of talking first when other is talking at the same time. In conversations between males and females, men interrupt women and women allow it (Henley and Thorne 16). This proves the strength of dominance in men and for this reason , women are seen as “powerless victims” and men as excluding and dominating women (Thomas and Wareing 79). The same structure made before with women is also used to analyze men’s speech, following the four different aspects: form, topic, content and use of language. Respect to the form, men language tend to be more direct. Jespersen observed that men have any difficulty to talk about any issue. They use new terms, slang expressions, and also obscene words (Haas 616). Lakoff also observed that men use strong words and expressions such as “shit” and “damn”. According to Austin, males produce low and nasal sounds instead of the high ones of women (Haas…show more content…
Moore reported that man-to-man topics included money and business (48%), amusements or sports (14%), and other men (13%). With these percentages is proved that men talk more about other topics instead of people. But the data does not reflect the present topics since the data is collected from the 1920s (Haas 620). According to the content, Lakoff listed some adjectives as “great, terrific and neat” which are also generally used by men (Haas 2621). Wood made an analysis of the speech of 36 college students (18 men and 18 women) as they described photographs of a man's face. She could see that males referred mainly to what was actually in the picture but females were more interpretative and tended to be more subjective in their descriptions (Haas 621). Haas concludes saying that “men use more terms referring to time, space, quantity, destructive action, and perceptual attributes and more objective cases” (Haas
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