chapter  12
24 Pages

Gender and Communication: The Influence of Gender on Language and Communication

The latest buzz on sex differences, the hottest development in the debate on homemaking versus careerism, or the newest take on how to resolve confusion over interpersonal relationships between women and men seems to be waiting on the next headline or talk show lineup. Issues dividing women and men hold a perpetual interest for us. And why not? Our gender and our need to communicate with others are inescapable facts of life. Gender communication is the fabric of our daily lives. But what exactly is gender communication?