Saying that women talk more than men is another notion which is popular and accurately opposed against in the article. I also felt that it is majorly due to the different contexts in which men and women are analyzed that creates more difference. If some informal situation is considered and comparison made between the language and number of words spoken by men and women, I agree with the writer that there would only be some minor differences and more similarities where language and communication is concerned.
Many religions feels that the holiest gift that was given to us from god was the right to life. These religions will not allow a religious burial if one commits any type of suicide. Is this negligent of religions because they are not looking at the picture in whole? Should each case be looked at individually? I do think that suicide in general is morally wrong, but if there were a medical reason why you are exiting this world before your time is up I think you should have the right to a religious burial.
Wardhaugh riases questions about sexist language and guides readers to look closer at how people use language differently because of their own gender in daily life. According to the Whorfian hypothesis, which indicates that the way people use language reflects their thoughts, different genders adapt different communication strategies. Wardhaugh states different social norms defining the standards of being men or women, which has a profound influence on the language behavior shown by different genders. In other words, both men and women should possess the ability to show either masculinity or feminity through the language they use. When this ability overlaps with the other gender, however, one might be considered as as outsider of their own gender.
Independent.co.uk wrote an article comparing the male and female brains, where professor Ragini Verma commented, “because the female connections link with the left hemisphere, which is associated with logical thinking, with the right, which is linked with intuition this could help explain why women tend to do better than men at intuitive tasks”. The way that the female brain is wired can certainly be in account to why women act differently than men. ... ... middle of paper ... ...etween Men’s and Women’s Brains | Masters of Healthcare." 10 Big Differences Between Men’s and Women’s Brains | Masters of Healthcare. N.p., 16 June 2009.
The assumption is that men and women are fundamentally different, that women are for example naturally more empathetic or emotionally-centered. In particular the belief she questions is that differences between the sexes can be easily explained by "natural" sex differences in the brain. One example of this that she lambasts involved researchers examining brain activity while men and women performed an emotion-matching test and subsequently taking the findings as concrete support for the idea that men are naturally more rational and women more emotional2. Brain activity during these tests was at least partially present in different regions of the brain depending on the sex of the participant, but the use of these minor differences to reverse inference a psychological state from brain activity is fundamentally flawed.3 Less activation in an area can actually mean that the connections have become more "streamlined" as expertise has increased and the activation of different regions of the brain is also highly context
As you can see, people really do believe that men and women communicate in a very different way. But I am not completely convinced. I believe there is more that your gender that plays a role in how you communicate with the opposite gender. Gender Roles in a certain culture are different from one another. A gender role is a theoretical construct in the social sciences and humanities that refers to a set of social and behavioral norms that, within a specific culture, are widely considered to be socially appropriate for individuals of a specific gender (Spock & Parker, 1998).
The sex role spill-over theory makes some very curious predictions . According to this framework, women working in certain environments-ones which most employees are male-will be more likely to experience sexual harassment than ones working in more traditional environments(ch.6Pp.245). Yet people will tend to view such harassment, when it occurs as less threatening or coercive than it would be in traditional environments. This is because they are perceived as role deviates-people who depart from traditional roles. From the dialectic point of view we have come a long way in diminishing racism and discrimination.
Men and women are strikingly different not only in these tasks but also in the way their brains process language. This could account for the reason why there are overwhelmingly more male mathematicians, pilots, mechanical engineers, race car drivers and space scientists than females. On the other hand, there are areas in which women outperform men. Women are naturally endowed with better communication and verbal abilities. They are also effective than men in some of the tasks like emotional empathy, establishing human relations, carrying out pre-planned tasks and creative expressions (Kimura 1999).
Historically throughout the earliest centuries, the term gender and sex has been a vital focus in distinguishing the overlap between gender differences. Matlin’s book, Psychology of women, explains that gender similarities of females are at most similar to men, however, considering that culture influences individual’s beliefs; women are expected to behave the way culture entitles us to (Matlin, 2008, p.8). In contrast, the book also reveals that women and men are different from one another in terms of social and intellectual skills according to biological inheritance (Matlin, 2008, p.9). These two perspectives expose valid reasons in terms of the roles that men and women play in society. Even though feminists and female psychologists imply that both men and women are exactly the same, there is however, a strong statistical correlation related to the comparison of men and women according to different brain wiring, strength and endurance (York, n.d., para.10).
We first wanted to take a look at how they specifically differ while men and women are arguing or having normal conversations. We also looked at the different types of networks that men and women share. These networks also differ and as do the reasonings for their formation. Although we do not think that men and women need to change their cultures to effectively communicate, we do think that better communication is possible. One of the researchers we took a look at was Deborah Tannen.