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I was in my mid-twenties the first time someone called attention to the way I spoke in a professional setting. She was my supervisor, a few years older than I, and had already accomplished an impressive amount in her career.
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Stop Policing Women's Voices
If you can't get past a woman's voice to listen to her words, that's on you.
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Putting your voice out for public consumption -- and critique -- is a stark reminder that it's a man's, man's world.
WATCH: Big Girls Don't (Vocal) Fry
Comedienne Nina Rolle and I reply to the debate over the vocal fry in this little video song. Hell, no, we don't fry! But if you do, we'd like to hear why.
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Young Women Are Becoming 'Less Hirable' By Talking Like Kim Kardashian
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The Way You Talk Could Be Hurting Your Job Prospects
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
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To illustrate this point, the Times notes that studies have shown how "uptalk" -- elevating one's tone at the end of a sentence
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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.
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So, Like, You Want Your Kids To Speak, Like, Properly?
Senior Columnist, The Huffington Post
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.
Vocal Fry And Young Women: Are They Trying To Sound Like Ke$ha And Britney?
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Past studies have also examined how we use tones in our voices to convey certain emotions and characteristics. A study last
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