Noting here here for later use.
This is a very well written and referenced article on male speech dominance.
These recent studies also on how the genders are treated differently are this one which shows that in academic job applicants’ recommendation letters men are more often described as "gifted" or brilliant http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2572075/ and this one which shows that these gendered perceptions of skill is accompanied by exclusion of women from some academic fields. ow.ly/KILzn
In the early eighties there was stream of research with Labour Process theory informed by feminism which also identified how understanding of skill is gendered - the value placed on work is changes according to whether that work is done by a man or by a women.
Pollert, A. 1981. Girls, Wives, Factory Lives. London: Macmillan.
Cavendish, R. 1982. Women on the Line. London: Routledge and Kegan Paul.
Cockburn, C. (1983). Brothers, London: Pluto Press
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"women are ‘better organized .... men are more creative" Sex, gender and work segregation in the cultural industries http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/1467-954X.12238/abstract?campaign=woletoc