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« Male and female brains | Main | The persistance of dualism »

August 25, 2009

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Monkey

Deborah Cameron has also written about issues like this - the reference escapes me now, although I'm sure a quick google would throw it up - where the stereotype is that men use one sort of conversational move, and women use another. But in fact, the evidence is more complex.

www.google.com/accounts/o8/id?id=AItOawnxJ4f7MH5TOcsHH4TXJwXvI_WUBM4iNr8

I've read the Venus and Mars book, and it certainly does hew pretty closely to the cliches about how different men and women are supposed to be in this culture.

Was interested to read about Deborah Cameron's work:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2007/oct/01/gender.books

Any man who's gotten into a heated discussion with a woman would quickly be disabused by the notion that women are not direct when they want to be.

Sounds like your proposal about studying the tentativeness is style among philosophic papers would be a good research opportunity.

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