Young Women Often Trendsetters in Vocal Patterns

Like some of conservative communities, young males are early adopters of digital platforms. When you look at the age and gender distribution, males are mostly twice of female users in terms of internet and social media. It is valid for Turkey and I am sure most of the emerging markets.

This reality is almost opposite in US. From Valley Girls to the Kardashians, young women have long been mocked for the way they talk. Some linguists suggest that women are more sensitive to social interactions and hence more likely to adopt subtle vocal cues. Others say women use language to assert their power in a culture that, at least in days gone by, asked them to be sedate and decorous. Another theory is that young women are simply given more leeway by society to speak flamboyantly. What I am saying is the more democratic communities help women to raise their voice and stand beyond the development of the society.  What about your theories ?

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