- Don't kiss, and let her tell: Silencing women by sexualizing them when they speak goes back to the first century. In this century, a Canadian broadcast reporter was interrupted by a kiss during a filming. Read what happened next.
- "Exposure" doesn't cut it: @ThisTechGirl took to Twitter to describe the questions she asks when she is invited to speak, and muses on why women are so often asked to speak without pay.
- Risky business: This study notes: "When a harsh comment was prefaced with phrases such as “I know it’s a risk for a woman to speak this assertively,” backlash was reduced by as much as 27 percent, researchers said....it’s worth noting that drawing attention to bias seems to lessen it." I believe this works, but it's still a form of apologizing for women speaking up. Why is it necessary?
- Did you miss? Last week, Famous Speech Friday looked at Delores Huerta's speech at the march for the Delano grape strike, and we rounded up tips from five awesome womenn speakers in our Talk About the Talk series on how to get past practice to great delivery.
- About the quote: Speak up instead of being a doormat, eloquent women! Wise words from a great novelist.
Monday, September 14, 2015
Fans of The Eloquent Woman on Facebook see links to good reads, resources and ideas from other sources there, in addition to posts from the blog. But you won't miss a thing, since I'm summarizing that extra content and putting it here on the blog for all readers to see. Here's what I shared in the week just past: