Trashing uptalk and vocal fry

July brought us yet another charming turd from Naomi Wolf, self-appointed arbiter of modern feminism — and source of much frustration to political and cultural critic Naomi Klein, who has to remind everyone that she’s not the same person every time Wolf says something irritating. Wolf informed readers that women need to alter their voices to […]

Uptalk and Impostor Syndrome

Like many of us, my manner of speech changes depending on the environment I’m in and who I’m talking with. My accent shifts, my sentence structure changes, I become more or less self-deprecating, I accompany my spoken words with varying gestures. We are all social chameleons even if we aren’t aware of it; try watching […]