Putting your voice out for public consumption -- and critique -- is a stark reminder that it's a man's, man's world.
Here's an audio sample of vocal fry from the study (yes, guys fry too): Vocal frying has become a bona fide speech fad. A
Lake Bell, 'In A World' Director, Writer And Star, Thinks There's A Vocal 'Pandemic' Among Young Women
[H/T NYMag] Bell is hardly the first to notice the way women change their voices, often subconsciously, to sound less threatening
To illustrate this point, the Times notes that studies have shown how "uptalk" -- elevating one's tone at the end of a sentence
The New York Times noted that a current linguistic trend called "vocal fry" is just one in a long line of largely female speech patterns that are seen often seen as a sign of stupidity. Young women who used vocal fry were being dismissed as insecure, naive, and dumb.
I'm the parent who stopped with the baby talk when my boys were technically still babies, who counted the superfluous use of "like" in their sentences, and who made them repeat any statement they'd contorted into a question. Linguists say I was fighting evolution.
Past studies have also examined how we use tones in our voices to convey certain emotions and characteristics. A study last