Gender and equality

Today on Headline News, there were University women selling cookies. 77 cents for women and $1.00 for men. They were raising awareness for gender equality. One of the women spoke about how women are conditioned to be more submissive. Through many years as a voice teacher/actress, I have noticed that when women speak, we tend to speak in a higher, softer range. That pitch difference makes our voices more pleasing to men. We are perceived as being assertive or aggressive or a “bitch.” Training women to speak or sing more in their lower range can get that reaction from men. But to many of us when we do speak or sing from that lower chest tone, we have more power. we are more grounded. Owning that voice with stillness can be a force to be reckon with. Women deserve equality in pay and positions. Women should never be afraid to speak or sing their truth.

Author: susan

Susan Carr is a professional actress and singer performing in New York, Los Angeles and Seattle. Her film/TV credits include Lynn, Shelton's Laggies, Mike Mill's The Architecture of Reassurance, Rob Devor's ZOO, Paul Sorvino's That Championship Season, The Practice and Gilmore Girls. Susan has written many plays/screenplays that have been performed at Seattle Fringe Festivals, Bumbershoot and New City's New Works Festival. Susan is the vocal coach to many Grammy winning bands such as Macklemore, Alice in Chains, The Head & The Heart, Alien Ant Farm, Mastodon, The President of the United States and new up and coming bands, Hey Marseilles, Chelsea Wolf, and Pickwick. Susan teaches "The Art of Screaming!" The Ballad of Desiree is Susan's first novel.

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