When Feminine Style Rhetoric Goes Wrong
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As promised, here is the second-half of the double-edged sword that is feminine style rhetoric. Because feminine style is all about taking a collaborative, team approach, if you aren’t in sync with your audience, there will be consequences.
I’m using Sheryl Sandberg’s book, Lean In as a case study for understanding the pitfalls that are easy to fall into when using feminine style rhetoric.
At the end of the day (or this episode!) the over-arching advice from all of this is: take time to think about the way you use your words.
This is how we make big changes— by making small ones, first.
In this episode:
How inclusive language can go wrong (2:43)
Misaddressing feminism with tokenism (5:27)
Multiple perspectives matter (6:55)
Gender stereotypes in our speech (8:50)