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Article: Can changing how you sound help you find your voice?

This interesting article discusses the implicit gender bias in how we perceive feminine voices (“insecure, less competent, and less trustworthy”), and the significance of a transgender person’s voice when transitioning.

Women tend to be more collaborative communicators than men, Masson says. We say “we” more than we say “I.” Even voice patterns that women are criticized for — like uptalk (going up in pitch at the end of every sentence? like you’re asking a question?) — demonstrate a collaborative style of conversation.

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