Posts Tagged speech

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Stop telling women to talk like men

Over at Slate, Marybeth Seitz-Brown has an important piece on uptalk, the rising intonation some women use at the end of their declarative sentences. That speech pattern, and the women who employ it, are frequently belittled or outright dismissed, while the men who use it — and many do — escape the same censure. Seitz-Brown calls that out for what it is: sexism.

Over at Slate, Marybeth Seitz-Brown has an important piece on uptalk, the rising intonation some women use at the end of their declarative sentences. That speech pattern, and the women who ...

Obama’s full speech at the Tucson Memorial

Obama knocked this one out of the ballpark. If you didn’t see it, watch the whole thing below. He touched on many themes including not using this as a reason for more divisiveness. Let’s hope his message of love, compassion and overcoming tragedy with togetherness resonates.

Digby has a full transcript.

Obama knocked this one out of the ballpark. If you didn’t see it, watch the whole thing below. He touched on many themes including not using this as a reason for more divisiveness. Let’s hope his message ...