Women just simply have shown tendencies to be better at men in verbal-production episodic memory tasks and it has been observed that men have been better than women at visuospatial tasks. The couple will then have a better understanding how gender differences work in memory and this will hopefully lead them to do some research as to whether or not there are other gender differences that can have an affect on their
Besides white women being paid less than men, more culturally diverse people are being paid even less than them. A USA today article on the gap says “The numbers were even worse for women of color, with black women earning 68% of what was paid to white men and Hispanic women’s pay amounting to just 62% of their white male peers, according to the IWPR.” click here for link. That is crazy considering segregation has ended, at least so we thought. Not only culturally diverse women, but all women are being paid less than men. As of 2015 women are only making between $0.76 and $0.80 for every dollar men are making.
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.
Kramarae (1981:145), on the other hand, states that ‘men specialize in instrumental or task behaviours and women specialize in expressive or social activities’. Society’s sex-stereotyping of jobs influence girls’ behaviour and expectations, and encourage positive attitude towards language learning while society’s division of tasks and assumptions according to sex is transferred to boys and girls through formal and informal instruction. This alliance between society-education may explain boys’ and girls’ different concerns, attitudes and expectations. Girls’ communicative skills are enhanced if not maximised because of their expected patterns of interaction. Consequently, girls may develop a liking for languages.
Economists have long speculated that women with children work fewer hours and are more likely to take parental leave, also more recent research shows patterns of discrimination against women with children. Economists Marianne Bertrand, Claudia Goldin, and Lawrence Katz examined salaries of MBA graduates from top business schools and found that even if men and women had similar earnings at graduation, after a decade men earned 60% more than women. That was an example of young people starting careers with similar levels of earnings, but over time a gender gap appears and grows. Another example is people with the same level of earnings and working the same hours. After 15 years male lawyers earned 55% more than female lawyers.
While mostly throughout the article Kilbourne bashes men, she also admits to some limitations and expresses good will. Kilbourne shows good character by also trying to appeal to the opposition. “Wouldn’t it be wonderful if, realizing the importance of relationships in all of our lives, we could seek to learn relational skills from women and to help men develop these strengths in themselves?” (461). Kilbourne established good credibility when she does this. She is taking a stance for women, but at the same time she is encouraging men to do the same and try to put themselves into a woman’s
A group of scientists has hypothesized that females are more likely to cooperate in helping someone who dropped their papers. However, the males resulted to participate in helping a person when the papers fell. Scientists have also inferred that if people are walking alone they would tend to help more because people that are in groups are easily distracted with one another. However, in experiments done, females who walked in groups were proven to help more. It came to their attention that people are most likely to help if they are in groups because they feel more comfortable.
An example of this is men of higher caste having much more control and power over women belonging to lower ends of the social spectrum. However, these power dynamics are shifted over the course of the play through the use of puns. These puns often contain underlying meanings and messages that only certain characters will grasp while others will fail to do
Because of such gender differences, misunderstanding between men and women creates a gap in the communication process. Tannen used her genderlect theory to help bridge that gap by acknowledging and achieving an understanding of the language of each gender. Conversation between men and women can be described like cross-cultural communication. This is the basis of Tannen’s You Just Don’t Understand. In an effort to bridge that communication gap between genders, she examined the differences between how and why people communicate.
Tannen shares how many studies prove that women can talk about one topic for hours, all while staying focused on each other, but men prefer to switch topics more often and do not have to look at the other person to stay in the conversation. I agree with the points Tannen makes about how men and women communicate with each other. Tannen explains how much the difference in communication habits affects relationships. She covers each sex’s communication habits when they are with someone of the same sex. Many studies have been conducted about how conversations change when they are between the same gender and the opposite gender, and
Maybe it is not worth all the fuss to close the gap that appears to be present. “Male-dominated occupations tend to pay more than female-dominated ones (Ponnuruh, 2012, p. 15).” That being said, maybe the wage gap has something to do with the differences in pay between primarily male jobs and female jobs. To fully understand what the wage gap really is, you would have to compare the two based specifically on the same job title and same level of dedication between a man and woman. Statistics can lie, if you are not using the right information, it can appear to make something that is not accurate appear very convincing. Ponnuruh (2012), also states that women are typically less likely to hold a job, because they will have a family, and they may come back into a different field at lower wages.
Society as a whole is inadvertently creating societal barriers at a young age for women who not only wish to pursue, but have an interest in male dominated roles. We can note this by changes in behavior towards young girls to young boys on their interests, and guiding them to more gender exclusive activities. From gathering information, we see the problem persist through higher education, and employment. You can be a female who is more qualified than a male for the same role, and studies on gender bias show that the male will still be chosen for the role over a female. You 'll rarely find people who will disagree with you that this social construct is a negative one, but it 's not just about identifying the problem, it 's about creating a
With this being said, it may not truly be accurate to label brains “male” and “female,” but for all intents and purposes it makes sense in general (Krahn & Fenton, 2012). Women and girls tend to be more emotional, nurturing, talkative, and compassionate, which explains why females engage in conversational turn taking and have more empathetic responses to the stress of others (Krahn & Fenton, 2012). Conversely, men and boys tend to have traits of being more physically aggressive, high math, science, and physics skills, and excellent spatial and map abilities (Baron-Cohen, 1999; Krahn & Fenton, 2012). Since there are differences between the two genders on a continuous