The Equal Discrimination By Deborah Tannen Essay

779 Words Dec 21st, 2016 4 Pages
Throughout a person’s lifetime, they are like to have faced inequality. Whether it is inequality for race, gender or beliefs, inequality is certainly inedible. In the “Equal Discrimination” passage, Deborah Tannen describes a problem in which gender is not a factor. However, in the “Unequal Remedies” passage, Tannen explains why the remedy to the problem is a gender issue. These passages go into detail on why a speaker struggles to bring their message across the audience. She claims on how there is a clear biased towards men when it revolves around leadership/speaking roles. Through careful study, the less masculine the speaker’s tone is the more likely they will lose their message towards the audience. Tannen describes a problem, in which two men are speaking towards a large crowd of people. When the first professor speaks, he does so in a mannerism that is more feminine. Meanwhile the next professor speaks and gives the same idea, but in more detail and analysis. In turn the audience becomes more engaged in the second professor. Both men and women try to have speeches that are more authoritative, but it makes more issues rise. It provides inside towards the average human, if a person that has a more feminine conversational style, they are more likely to be ignored. The average onlooker would associate this with mannerism rather than gender, but that may not be the case. It shows on how women are automatically at a disadvantage when it comes to giving lectures or…

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