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Vocal Fry

How About We Stop Policing Women's Language?

The Establishment | Posted 06.14.2016 | Women
The Establishment

I was in my mid-twenties the first time someone called attention to the way I spoke in a professional setting. She was my supervisor, a few years older than I, and had already accomplished an impressive amount in her career.

Stop Policing Women's Voices

The Huffington Post | Emma Gray | Posted 05.20.2016 | Women

On Wednesday, Amanda Terkel, managing editor for politics here at The Huffington Post, called a professor at Northwestern University's Medill School o...

Want A Lesson In How People Judge Women's Voices? Start A Podcast.

The Huffington Post | Emma Gray | Posted 07.13.2015 | Women

"Whiny." "Empty-headed valley girls." "Sorority girls with zero insight." When two women decide to record their voices and put it out for public consu...

WATCH: Big Girls Don't (Vocal) Fry

Sharon Glassman | Posted 06.05.2016 | Comedy
Sharon Glassman

Comedienne Nina Rolle and I reply to the debate over the vocal fry in this little video song. Hell, no, we don't fry! But if you do, we'd like to hear why.

The Real Imitation Game

Samara Bay | Posted 04.20.2015 | Arts
Samara Bay

While the annual era of hysteria is upon us here in Hollywood -- the Oscars! -- there's another one that'll last long after the Academy's fanfare has died down.

Young Women Are Becoming 'Less Hirable' By Talking Like Kim Kardashian

HuffPost Live | Emily Tess Katz | Posted 11.03.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

There's a speech trend that's becoming increasingly prevalent among young women today, and it's called vocal fry. Best described as a female's voic...

The Way You Talk Could Be Hurting Your Job Prospects

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Hiscott | Posted 05.30.2014 | Business

Turns out, it's better to sound like Clueless' Cher Horowitz than it is to sound like Britney Spears. In a new study published in the peer-reviewed...

The Gifted Speaker: Why Are You Growling at Me?

Michelle Hakala-Wolf | Posted 05.08.2014 | Healthy Living
Michelle Hakala-Wolf

The Raspy Growl, The Fry -- Ouch! We've all heard it, the sudden drop in the voice, the raspy sounds connected to barely audible words. Have you been ...

What Lake Bell Considers A 'Pandemic' Among Young Women

Posted 07.29.2013 | Women

Lake Bell is a little bit worried about young women today. Specifically, their voices. The actress, who wrote, directed and stars in the upcoming f...

Why Your Texts Might Look Kiiiiind Of Like Thiiiiiis

The Huffington Post | Katherine Bindley | Posted 02.22.2013 | Women

If you haven't sent a text or an email with letters repeated for emphasis -- "hiiiiiiiiii," "oh nooooooooo," and "wait whaaaaaaat?" all come to mind -...

What We Talk About When We Talk About Talking

Ilana Ross | Posted 05.03.2012 | College
Ilana Ross

The New York Times noted that a current linguistic trend called "vocal fry" is just one in a long line of largely female speech patterns that are seen often seen as a sign of stupidity. Young women who used vocal fry were being dismissed as insecure, naive, and dumb.

Your Daughter's Annoying Habits Are Changing The World

Lisa Belkin | Posted 04.29.2012 | Parents
Lisa Belkin

I'm the parent who stopped with the baby talk when my boys were technically still babies, who counted the superfluous use of "like" in their sentences, and who made them repeat any statement they'd contorted into a question. Linguists say I was fighting evolution.

Are Women Changing Their Voices To Talk Like Britney?

The Huffington Post | Amanda L. Chan | Posted 12.21.2011 | Healthy Living

Apparently, a lot of today's young women want their voices to sound like Ke$ha or Britney Spears. At least, that's what a small new study published...