Chapter 4 of the Online Book Club this Week!

June 30, 2014 | Diana Stancy

This week, the Online Book Club will be discussing Chapter 4 of Deborah Tannen’s book, Talking from 9 to 5: “Marked.”

Women have far greater freedom than men to express their individuality through clothing, hair, makeup, and accessories. Even simple fashion choices for women make a statement. As a result, women are inherently marked and they must realize that their image leaves an impression on others.  Men, on the other hand, are not marked; they wear grey or navy suits, share similar haircuts, and do not have the option of wearing makeup. Additionally, women are marked by their names. Does she prefer to go by “Mrs.” or “Ms?” Did she take her husband’s name? Is it hyphenated? Meanwhile, men simply assume the title of “Mr.” Furthermore, Tannen identifies sexism in the workplace, citing examples of women in powerful positions who were mistaken for secretaries, clerks, and aides. Lastly, Tannen addresses that discussing gender is a sensitive topic and advises awareness for both sexes to prevent division.

We hope you will join in our discussion this week!

Happy reading!


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