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How do men and women communicate clearly when most of their ways of communicating are so different In todays society language plays a major role in defining gender Male-female conversation is cross-cultural communication according to Deborah Tannen in her article Talk in the Intimate Relationship His and Hers491 I believe this statement is true Men and women are in two completely different worlds when it comes to communicating John Stossel with ABC News conducted a test with the help of researcher Campbell Leaper of the University of California The test showed how boys and girls deal with people differently They made lemonade but instead of putting in sugar we deviously put in salt - lots of it Stossel According to the test results The different answers that the boys and girls gave us when we asked them if they liked the lemonade spoke volumes Stossel When John asked the boys how the lemonade tasted he got these responses It needs some sugar It taste terrible Eech John said that he would have responded the same way also According to Leaper the boys responded just like he thought they would because Boys are allowed to talk back at their parents more than girls are to assert their will more Stossel John thought the girls would respond just like the boys did but he was proven wrong The girls said things like Its good and politely drank away even if they had to choke it down He had to push them to get the truth out When he asked one girl as to why she said she liked the lemonade she responded with I didnt want to be rude to you Stossel The others responded similarly Most boys do not worry about not being rude They also tried another test by wrapping a disappointing gift which was a pair of socks and a pencil in nice paper The responses were that similar of that to
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