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 […]

The Things We Learn: Quiet

Stand in a party with a group of people, and notice something. The women are quieter, and smaller, than the men. Not unilaterally, but it’s a very clear trend. Women lower their voices, shrink down to take up less space, turn their bodies in nonconfrontational ways. Men are loud, facing conversations head-on, gesticulating. Is this […]