- Compassionate conversationalist: Here's a thoughtful piece on how to communicate compassionately with non-native speakers of English.
- This is what power looks like: "The first feature article on me after I was elected lieutenant governor of Maryland criticized me for not wearing rouge (in reality it was there, just faded); the second one castigated me for wearing flats. From then on I wore heels despite the backache they gave me. A former governor criticized my jewelry: "Too many bracelets," he opined. In another rebuke of my style, a writer called me the "unglamorous Kennedy," clearly pushing substance to the side." Kathleen Kennedy Townsend asks "what should a powerful woman look like?"
- Did you miss? This week on the blog, I wrote that I can tell we're not serious about having women at conferences, given the number of prominent conferences at which escorts, prostitutes, and sexualized female entertainers are present. Famous Speech Friday shared 8 famous speeches by Muslim women. On the Moderating Panels blog, I shared 7 keys to avoiding all-male panels, a new video. One of them is whom you choose to moderate.
- About the quote: Early slut-shaming of women speakers. This was a common saying in medieval times.
Monday, August 22, 2016
If you want to keep up with my wide-ranging reading list about women and speaking in real time, follow The Eloquent Woman on Facebook where these links are posted all week long--or just head here on Mondays, where I summarize them all for you. Either way, you'll be expanding your understanding of women and speaking: