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Gender and Expressions of Dissatisfaction: A Study of Complaining in Mixed- Gender Student Work Groups I. Introduction A. Ask Class: Raise your hand if you think that women complain more than men. B. My article entitled Gender and Expressions of Dissatisfaction: A Study of Complaining in Mixed-Gender Student Work Groups discusses a study that hopes to disprove the stereotype that women complain more than men. C. Ask Class: Men—do women complain? Women—do you think you complain? D. According to Kara Oh, author of Men Made Easy, [m]en have been taught since they were little boys to be “tough, to endure, to be stoic, to be unemotional, to hold it in, and to be MEN” (Wolfe & Powell, 2006, p. 13). E. Thus, the negative terms associated with complaining (nagging, bitching, whining) have been eternally linked to women. Even when complaining could be seen as a positive thing (to communicate empathy with others), women still remain to be seen as the top complainers.
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This note was uploaded on 05/07/2008 for the course COMM 105 taught by Professor Kramer during the Spring '08 term at CSB-SJU.

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