One of these perspectives is analyzing communication through gender. In the book, You Just Don’t Understand, Deborah Tannen (1990) popularized the term “genderlect” to describe the way in which men and women communicate with each other. She suggested that men and women have different styles of conversing, forming two distinct dialects. In a review of Tannen’s book, DeFrancisco (1992) attributed the differing communication styles of men and women to the respective cultures in which they grow up. Because of such gender differences, misunderstanding between men and women creates a gap in the communication process.
Tannen states that men are more likely to address, fix, and move on from a problem, whereas women are more likely to be sympathetic and helpful on an emotional level. Tannen believes men and women have misunderstandings because of their different approaches to conversation, making misunderstandings misinterpretations, rather than “right or wrong” scenarios. Tannen uses rhetorical phrases to explore the intricacies of conversation more in depth. Tannen also uses the phrases, “how” and “why,” to probe further into scenarios of conversations (Tannen). Tannen’s usage of stories create the tone of “Can’t We Talk?”, by making Tannen’s tone informative yet uncomplicated.
INTRODUCTION The major thing that distinguishes human beings from animals is basically our way to communicate with each other by using language Living in a patriarchal society is leads people to questioning the sentence that mentioned at the beginning and this society cause some issues, importantly cause gender discrimination, which is reflected in human language. Observations of the differences between the way males and females speak in grammatical and reflected in their attitude. This paper mainly focusing on the main differences between men and women’s speech examine their natural behavior how do they express themselves in society and analyses their differences in using language. Language is closely associated with social attitudes. In the past, women are supposed
Are men’s and women’s brains ‘wired’ differently? In this short paper, we will discover that men’s and women’s brains are wired differently through three different perspectives. The perspectives are: the physical structure of men’s and women’s brains, the hormonal effects of men’s and women’s behaviour, and the social expectations and gender stereotypes of how men and women are expected to behave. Through analysing each approach to discovering if in fact men’s and women’s brains are wired differently, it becomes more apparent and clear that in each approach they are. Although there is evidence to men’s and women’s brains being wired differently, there is still work that needs to be done to further understand why the brains take on different structures according to sex, why we are so effected by hormones, and why social expectations and gender stereotypes play such a big role in our lives.
Additionally, the willingness to acknowledge and consider questions is the key difference between Mildred and Montag character, and the reason why while Montag is dynamic while Mildred remains Static. From the beginning of Mildred’s life is empty and happy (as this next quote proves): "I wanted to talk to you." He paused. "You took all the pills in your bottle last night." "Oh, I wouldn 't do that," she said, surprised.”(19) Mildred’s inability to consider her unhappiness or believe that there could be something wrong with her life ultimately lead to her stagnancy as a character, remaining unhappy until the end: “Leaning into the wall as if all of the hunger of looking would find the secret of her sleepless unease there.
These social norms tend to favor the male gender and end up causing physical and mental harm to the female gender. Women tend to have fewer opportunities and human rights compared to men. Unfortunately, ideologies such as religion and tradition seem to promote this inequality and oppression. Bystydzienski, J. M., & Bird, S. R. (2006). Removing barriers: Women in academic science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.
However, not one by itself can explain it all; instead, these theories are intertwined together. It is true that culture does play a major role in shaping gender roles. Despite most cultures having different roles for men and women, gender differences were nonexistent in early research by psychologists. Carol Gilligan believed that “factors of social status and power combine with reproductive biology to shape the experience of males and females and the relations between the sexes” (Mio, Barker, & Tumambing, 2012, p. 28). Research has shown that men and women do think and speak differently; however, does that mean they must take on different roles, such as with
Tom used his physical strength to subdue this female character because she did something that he did not approve of. Therefore, the dominant nature of the male character created a sense of pressure within the interpersonal relationship that Tom and Mrs. Wilson shared. Role reversal however is seen between Jordan and Nick, where Jordan is characterized as being a drinker, smoker and party girl. She is the closest female characterized as being a new age woman rather than following the roles of the traditional woman. She is not married and does not have children, unlike the other prominent female characters.
Julie speaks about the origin of gender, the social construct of gender versus the biological aspect of gender. Julie states that gender is simply a classification of male and female. Gender roles assigned in order to justify or excuse work ability. For example, the assigned role of a female to give birth or for a male to work. There is a difference between sex and gender.
32) and didn’t give any significance to her allegations. In addition to that, when it was finally known that Clytemnestra was right she defended herself saying “I was laughed at.” (pg. 32) even though being right, but she is instantly shut down by herald who defies her, the queen: “Are such words necessary? A Queen boasting so strangely…” (pg. 33).