Bullish on The Muse: Actually, The Way Women Talk is Just Fine


You’ve probably seen (at least) some of the constant complaints that women just talk wrong, all the time.

If so, you’re probably wondering what we’re doing that’s so terrible. Sometimes it’s vocal fry — talking in a low, “fried”-sounding voice. Oh, but do note that if we talk “normally”, without vocal fry, we are annoyingly high-pitched. Other times it’s saying “just” (really). Or, of course, upspeak. (“My name is Jennifer? I’m the new project manager?”)

Let me add just add one thing: These vocal techniques can be a tool to get things done.

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