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The Culture and Language of Gender

5 Pages 1284 Words June 2018

In our world there are some people that are being overrated, from their skin color, to how they talk or to where they came from or the way they walk, everything from what people wear to where people come from and their ethnic background. These people are looked down on from the rest of society for just being themselves and doing only what they know to do. For some, it’s wrong if others do not act just like them and they put them down for it. Stereotypes can be describe someone of a certain race, religion, gender, nationality, or other groups.
In the article “His Politeness Is Her Powerlessness” by Deborah Tannen, Tannen main point of the article was to show that no matter what happens, women’s are mostly seen as powerless and men’s can be powerful. In the article, Tannen says, “A man might ask woman, ‘Will you please go to the store?’ ‘Gee, I really need a few things from the store, but I’m so tired’” (Tannen 50). Tannen proves that when woman’s is being or ask indirectly, her style is covert, and negative quality. Woman’s feel like they don’t have right to ask indirectly. This relates to power because gender plays big role especially for men’s. If men’s speaks or ask indirectly, then they are seen in being polite, high status, and prove that they have more power than women. But, when it comes to women’s direct way of asking or speaking, the men’s sees the women’s style as clumsy and rude. The men always see women’s style as negative, powerless and in lower status than them.In the Article, “Honor Code”By David Brooks we ask the question “How do americans respond to the social and environmental norms that constrain us?” or “What is one factor that has lead to the "decline in male performance"?By 12th grade,male reading test scores are far below female test scores.The eminent psychologist Michael Thompson mentioned the Aspen Ideas Festivals a few days ago that “ 11th grade boys are n...

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