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From the WINGS archives, excerpts from an often hilarious 1989 talk by Dr. Dale Spender, based on her research into conversational differences between women and men. Among her findings: when a woman speaks around 25-33 per cent of the time in a conversation with a man, she is perceived as overbearing and dominating the conversation. Recorded and edited by Frieda Werden.
Dale Spender's doctorate in linguistics at the University of London became the 1980 book Man Made Language. Her other books include, among others: The Diary of Elizabeth Pepys; The Writing or the Sex?, Or, Why You Don't Have to Read Women's Writing to Know It's No Good; Time and Tide Wait for No Man; and Women of Ideas and What Men Have Done To Them.
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