LOL Vocal Fry Rules U R All Dumb

This week, in shit-hot stuff happening on the internet, once-great feminist pundit Naomi Wolf wrote a column about how vocal fry is Keeping Women Down, and then other women across the internet rebutted her, rightly positing that when your dads bitch about the way you talk it’s because they’re just trying to not listen… »7/30/15 12:40pm7/30/15 12:40pm

Here's Audio Proof That Dudes Can Have Vocal Fry Too

“Vocal fry” among women has been a hot topic the past few years, even getting its own feature film mention with the movie In a World. It’s an especially hot topic in the public radio world, as a voice is all that listeners know their hosts by. There’s no face to judge, no reporter to tell she should change her… »7/22/15 12:55pm7/22/15 12:55pm

Everyone Totes Copying How Young Women, Like, Talk and Stuff

In the eighties, Valley Girlspeak permeated young women's interactions with each other. In the nineties? Young ladies? Were ending things? With a question mark? Now, women end their phrases with a low growl, a la Britney Spears before she needed to be left alone. And in ten years or so, everyone will be ending… »2/27/12 7:45pm2/27/12 7:45pm