12_8 - Gender,Culture,andLanguage Processes...

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Click to edit Master subtitle style Gender, Culture, and Language  Chapter 33: Genderlect 
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Definitions Sex: the biological categories of male and  female. Gender: the learned behaviors a culture  associates with being female.
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Approaches to Feminist Theory Cultural Approach We should recognize and appreciate differences in  gender. Liberal Approach Women are oppressed, but the way to change that is  through working within the system. -Radical Approach The only way to achieve equality is to overthrow the  system and start with a matriarchal model as opposed 
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Cultural Approach of Deborah Tannen “Male-female conversation is cross-cultural communication.” (Tannen) Writing underscores the mutually alien nature of male and female conversation styles. Her approach departs from much of feminist scholarship that claims that conversations between men and women reflect men’s efforts to dominate women.
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Male and female conversational styles are equally valid: “We try to talk to each other honestly, but it seems at times that we are speaking different languages—or at least different genderlects.” Masculine and feminine styles of discourse are
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