Communication Differences Between Men and Women

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Communication Differences Between Men and Women *No Works Cited "Womanspeak and Manspeak" is the article that I chose to read. The article mainly talked about the differences of sociological behavior of men and women. Not just only on how they act, but mostly on how society views them to be. Basically, I had learned the how few differences man and women have. The only true difference is how we are perceived. Men have always been looked at as being at a higher status in life. It seems as if these ideas are still around today. Many people just assume that it is alright for men to do certain things that women are forbidden to do. Also, I learned that a person of higher working status instigates most touching or sexual behavior, which is usually a male. Of course this is not always tru in all situations. So, what is more likely the true story behind this? Are the differences between men and women real or are they only perceived? Three concepts, which helped me to understand the article in greater detail are tradition, Tradition is something that is done the same way over and over again. Traditions may also be something that is done over and over that has been passed down from generation to generations of people. This particular article was all about traditions. By perceiving that the women today act and are all treated in the same way as early years in life is a tradition. When you act on things just because that is the way it had been done many times before, you are continuing a tradition. The article talks about defining a man or a woman into certain statuses in life. Men get power when their wives continue the tradition of losing their last names to take on their husbands. When you talk about certain workin... ... middle of paper ... ...erred that was the way it was now. Just as the article ends with the heading, "Breaking the Mold-A First Step" many women have begun to turn the tables and become the instigators of nonverbal communication and gestures. This in turn has made many relationships between males and females much stronger. A lot of men make the mistake by assuming that males are better then women, making relationships very difficult to maintain. But it is not always the men who need to change. It is women who will stay away from a particular chance of a relationship just because she is in a position that puts her at a higher level professionally. She is not at a higher level mentally, socially, or does she even retain the right to say she is better. She will just assume that going below her professional status to be involved with someone would be unprofessional and unethical.
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