Voice Trends

Vocal Fry & Upspeak

 

You can read more about Naomi Wolf’s criticism of this vocal trend in her Guardian article¬†and the response to the trend in criticizing women’s ________ on NPR (insert “voices,” but you can pretty much pick any body party–like Marcia Clark’s hair during the OJ Simpson trial–and fill in the blank).

But…Guys Do It Too! (which means that underlying issues of sexism probably drives the discourse surrounding this trend)

Stuff You Should Know Podcast has a great episode talking about the social criticism of this trend.