Sherman and Adelaide Haas in “Man to Man, Woman to Woman”, husbands and wives often have communication issues. That is why men and women talk about different topics. Base on some questions asked to different couple, men and women can rarely talk about the same topics like television, work and movies, but women will react more emotional than men. Then making fun of the other person opinion could easy lead to argument or fights. Men enjoy talking to other man because they don’t have to watch what they are saying and because freedom, playfulness and camaraderie.
One of the most common reasons is that your communication style is different than the other person’s communication style. Tannen expresses” Unfortunately women and men often have different ideas about what’s appropriate and different ways of speaking “(para 2). For example my sister and her boyfriend work at the same company and they have different styles of communication. She loves detail and he just wants the bottom line and when they get home from work at the end of the day and
“How does this add to your understanding of women’s role within society at this time?” In this passage, Curley’s Wife is confiding in Lennie. A few lines into the extract, she asks Lennie “Ain’t I got a right to talk to nobody?”- Which could show that women at this time were told what to do, and whom they were allowed to talk to by their husbands. Women at this time were seen as having a lower status than men. Obviously Curley’s Wife does not love her husband, which is delicately shown when she tells Lennie “I don’t like Curley, he’s not a nice fella.” It is noticeable that Curley’s Wife does not have a name throughout the novel. She is only addressed as “Curley’s Wife” – her real name is never said.
Women in their understanding tend to assume that men are not listening to them when men are looking into distance when conversing whereas men are listening. An example was stated in the article about the boyfriend who covers his face while listening to his girlfriend talking and his girlfriend thinks he’s not paying attention to her. Also men digress easily during conversations while women digest topics for a long
In reading the article “Can We Talk”, self-disclosure in a relationship means a lot to both men and women when communicating and interacting with each other. I’ve been married twice- not to the same person twice and being self-disclosed to them was a nightmare. Things that I would share with them would get told to their friends, my family or strangers in general. I cannot say I had a good experience being self-disclosed. The article talks about the gender role between men and women role during intimacy and how affectionate they can become.
Such as women can not perform manual work as well as men, on the other hand, a man’s entire chemistry is different allowing him to be less emotional than a woman. Jane Addams and her colleague Ellen Gates Starr founded Hull House a place for down and out women. Jane treated these women as friends and ignoring their faults, became very close to these women. Being close to these women allowed Jane to understand their struggle but much of the information she gathered remained unpublished. She saw social differentiation as a block that society needed to get over, infuriately she herself was a victim.
Recommendation Different genders clash with obscure communication styles while misunderstandings are built up more and more as pressure suppresses the imminent chaos between spouses. Males and females have a linguistic style that they speak to their same kind but creating clashes when speaking to the other sex. When taking marriage classes and improving relationships there are articles such as “His Talk, Her Talk” by Joyce Maynard and “Man to Man, Woman to Woman” by Mark A. Sherman and Adelaide Haas both discuss about the difference of language males and females talk rather than when the same gender communicates. Although Maynard focuses using pathos in her article to connect to the readers with emotion, however Sherman and Haas use a more
As the objective of impartiality between men and women is ever closer we are also losing our attentiveness of essential differences. In many circles of culture, politically correct judgment is obliterating essential dialogue as well as our understanding of the similarities and differences between men and women. The mental picture of equality between men and women has lessened the
She makes us question our religion, our education, our agriculture, and our principles. She brings forth the problems we often hide and ignore. Throughout the novel the men keep their society’s downfalls secret from the women much like we try to do ourselves. This quote reveals one of our society’s issues by focusing on our beliefs on marriage. Gilman provides the point of views of these women who know nothing of marriage to allow us to see our own society’s faults in the way we think things should be.
Gender discrimination in the workplace did exist and still continues in one form or the other, this in fact obviously ignored by Summers. Gender difference is the product of gender discrimination or gender inequality, not the other around. In fact, gender difference is the main outcome of gender discrimination. There are two reasons for gender difference, first and also the most important is the nurturing climate, the second is cultural differences. In most cultures, men are encouraged to be stoic and to prove their masculinity; on the other hand, women need to be passive, helpless and dependent.