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.
However, studies show that men and women have equal coping skills, but in different ways. Men use distraction as a coping mechanism, where women are more likely to “ruminate” on conflicts (Knobloch-Westerwick, 2007).
Gender and Communication There are various differences between the communication styles of men and women. However, the biggest difference comes down to the fact that the purpose of conversation for men is different from women. According to academic research on gender differences from a psychological perspective depicts that when women use the tool of communication for enhancing their connections in social dimensions and for creating relationships; men however, apply language for exerting their dominance and achieving outcomes tangibly. Overall, women have more expressions, are pretty tentative in nature and use the conversation in polite way but men are assertive and have a hunger for power (Chalkey 2012 p.59). There is a difference between Men and women especially with their existence in society as women look forward to be socially interactive in nature while men have more value on independence.
At the same time, they stated that part of the feminine role involves being sensitive to others, therefore leading to conformity to maintain harmony. These contrasting personality traits found in men and women set a solid foundation for their conforming or nonconforming behaviors. Male vs. Female Views on Conformity A study completed by Santee and Jackson (1982) helped determine that females assess conformity as a more positive, self-defining act than males do. Females are seen as being more sensitive to others, and therefore conform more to keep a state of peace.
Perception is not reality. The common assumption that the court system often treats female sex offenders differently than male sex offenders, the punishments of female sex offenders are more lenient than men who commit the same types of crimes, and the differences between male and female victims are all perception and not reality. Objective considerations to additional factors make the perceptions baseless. These additional factors solidify the factual differences between male and female sex offenders. The acceptance that the court system often treats female offenders differently than male offenders is an accurate statement; however, it comes with many caveats.
Women are described by their appearance while men normally are not, the implied message being that looks are more important for women and also the cause of their circumstance. In drawing an overall conclusion we have found that language itself is not sexist, but has been used by a male dominated society to oppress and denigrate females. Slowly but surely through a wave of feminist movements, this fact is being recognized. Steps are being taken to try and correct this and to give females a chance at being equal and not second class citizens. The more I became engrossed in this assignment the more I realized (being female) that we are being belittled by men’s use of language.
Maoz (2009) said women might be more dependable advocates for peace in any conflict situation. Barkacs and Standifird (2008), not all females carry on the same route pretty much as all men don't. Women use discussions as a method for setting up the connection with others, while men tend to view discussion as a way to exchange information or solve a problem. Kray and Thompson (2005) in an extensive review of theories and empirical supports on gender and negotiation, men and women don’t change fundamentally but the negotiating partners hold different expectations about men and women that lead them to be treated differently. Negotiators change their behavior depending on their counterpart gender and they do differently as a result of their opponent behaviors.
Gender Differences In Aggression Previous research concerning peer aggression has been conducted under the assumption that women rarely display aggression; therefore, aggressive behavior has historically been viewed as a male phenomenon (Björkqvist, 1994). Recently, many researchers have challenged the gender bias in the existence of aggressive behaviors and have broadened the definition of aggression. Björkqvist’s research suggests sex differences exist in the quality of the aggression, but not the quantity. According to Paquette and Underwood (1999), an adolescent’s expression of anger and contempt for peers can sometimes be expressed through physical aggression, manipulation, exclusion, and/or gossip. This broader definition allows for a more complete understanding of the social or relational aggression, which is typically associated with females.
Johnson, the author of “Patriarchy,” states some of the very common stereotypes or ‘qualities’ of men. “Control, strength, efficiency, competitiveness, toughness, coolness, under pressure.” These are just some of the many stereotypes of men regarding how they should ‘normally’ act and try to portray themselves. Stereotypes for women have also come into place. Johnson lists some common stereotypes that society gives women as well: “inefficiency, cooperation, mutuality, equality, sharing compassion, caring, emotional, expressiveness. In the book, ‘Patriarchy’, it states, “Power looks sexy on men, not on women.” (Johnson 160) The stereotype of “efficiency” for men and “inefficiency” for women gives a double meaning to this quote.
As Allan Johnson states this is related to the fact that “male dominance creates power differences between men and women” (248). So because of the fact that men hold positions of power they seem more superior to women creating these stereotypes about each gender. The reason this is importa... ... middle of paper ... ...n though domestic violence is frowned upon men use it to instill fear in a woman. It is a strange concept but largely in part while domestic violence is performed as I stated earlier. Violence is the way men gain control and they use this in many different areas.