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ERIC Number: ED078451
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973-Mar
Pages: 15
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How Women in Politics View the Role Their Sex Plays in the Impact of Their Speeches on Audiences.
Weisman, Martha
While investigating materials for a new course at City College of New York dealing with the rhetoric of women activists, women who were previously actively involved in the "political scene" were asked to respond to the question, "Does the fact that you are a women affect the content, delivery, or reception of your ideas by the audiences you have addressed? If so, how? Women of diverse political and ethnic backgrounds replied. Although the responses were highly subjective, many significant issues were recognized that call for further investigation. While a number of women denied that sex plays any role in the impact of their ideas on audiences, others recognized the prejudices they face when delivering speeches. At the same time, some women who identified the obstacles conceded that these prejudices can often be used to enhance their ethos. One of the most significant points emphasized was that we may have reached a new national consciousness toward women politicians. (EE)
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Eastern Communication Assn. (New York, March 1973)