He Says, She Says: A Synthesis Essay

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He Says, She Says: A Synthesis

Communication between men and women is a constant comparison of differing and many times opposite forms of reasoning. But should these differences hinder our ability to communicate with the opposite sex? There are many differing opinions concerning this topic. While trying to understand our differences we have lost site of the fact that somewhere in our conflicting thought patterns and methods of communication is the challenge and intrigue that attracts us to the opposite sex. Rather than seeing our communication diversities as obstacles we should consider them challenges that draw and keep our attention. You do not need to be an expert on human behavior to appreciate gender classified language and
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This is a hypothetical situation that may represent two particular people, however this in no way represents the true and common result of inter-gender communication. Rather, this example represents the possible negative outcome of a couple that does not consider the opposite sex’s desires and or opinions. The true bond between man and woman is formed by learned consideration and respect for one another’s needs and wishes.

Robin Turner, author of “Male Logic and Woman’s Intuition” argues the inaccuracy of the popular belief that men generally think more logically than woman, and that women have a more intuition based form of reasoning. Turner believes that language categorization on the level of gender discrimination is a misconception existing only because of past theories that have not yet become extinct. She goes back as far as to blame philosophers such as Aristotle for creating the belief of pre-decided separation of male and female through differences in thought and language use. Turner goes on to blame the natural process of classification through language for the association of logic and intuition with gender-specific rolls. Turner explains that even though there are common physical differences between men and women, this in no way means there are common differences in terms of reasoning. “Men and women are, of course, biologically different… However, it is a giant leap from observing that there are neurological differences between the

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