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The Sound of Women's Voices

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July 17, 2015

The HuffPo article about how people hear, and utimately, criticize women's voices, versus men's kind of blew my mind.  I'm beginning a new career in voiceover, so I may be a tick touchy about this.  Comments from both men and women describe the podcasters mentioned in the article, and other women, as being whiny and annoying.  That they overuse the word "like", thereby making themselves sound less intelligent.  The same comments did not apply to "like-minded" men (see what I did there, with the word "like"?) and even NPR's Ira Glass -- IRA GLASS, people! -- said he was rarely criticized for his distinctive-could-be-called-whiny voice.

 

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What do you think of the sound of your own voice? Do you find women's voices less intelligent-sounding than men's voices?

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    Jul 18 @ 5:16 PM
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    I've grown accustomed to the sound of my own voice. I hear me at work every day in scratch tracks. I've also become accustomed to the disappointment that comes with hearing the same words (I wrote) delivered by the cast.

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I've grown accustomed to the sound of my own voice. I hear me at work every day in scratch tracks. I've also become accustomed to the disappointment that comes with hearing the same words (I wrote) delivered by the cast.
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