Communication Between Men And Women: They Can't Be The Same

In communication between men and women, the two genders always
communicate differently. Traditionally men communicate facts directly and are
less likely to discuss details that have little to do with the conversation.
Women traditionally are more careful about what they say and seek to build
relationships by the way they communicate. These two forms of communication,
direct (traditional male) and indirect (traditional female), are consistent
throughout most cultures. There are cases where the men communicate indirectly
and the women directly but not where both the genders communicate in the same
way. (Lakoff 627) If the two genders do communicate in the same way, there is
bound to be ...

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and murder. They change from the traditional female forms of communication to a
more masculine form of communication. Once they change, the men who they come
into contact with change the way they communicate as well, or they face serious
consequences. This demonstrates the fact that men and women are bound to
communicate differently. In the movie, Thelma and Louise react violently to men
who communicate directly to them after they have changed their form of
communication. These violent reactions are a result of the men breaking the
cultural ideal that men and women are bound to communicate differently. At the
beginning of the movie Thelma and Louise, Thelma and Louise were women who lived
lives of typical American women and communicated like one would expect a woman
communicate. They were concerned mainly about their relationships with men and
tried not to make them mad. However, they needed a break from their lives and
the two women decided to take a quick vacation. ...

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of the rapist
Harlen, he got caught in the cross over. Louise decided to communicate very
directly to the rapist which included shooting him in the heart. By threatening
to shoot him, it displays that she changed from an indirect form of
communication to a direct form of communication. Though violence is not
generally thought a form of communication, it conveyed the her feelings towards
him very directly and clearly. Harlen did not know that Louise had changed her
form of communication and preceded to communicate to her very directly by
insulting her and using very obscene language. When she changed the way she
communicated, she felt compelled to shoot him. If he would have changed ...

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Added: 2/11/2008 04:48:03 PM
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