In class we discussed the question of whether men and women communicate differently, and if so, what are the differences? I would definitely agree with my classmates and say that there are a variety of differences in the ways that men and women communicate. One of the obvious ideas that stood out to me was that when men speak, they tend to typically sound forceful, confident and manly. When women communicate, they tend to speak more softly, emotionally, and thoughtful. I feel this is because the typical stereotype of a man is to come off as manly and strong. Even when we are very young, I believe it started to become the norm of boys to not show weakness, rather than a young girl who could cry about something and would get comfort right away. I feel this is just what we are taught in our society and we are brought up on this notion. Even though not all men and women communicate exactly this way, I think that if whether you are a woman or man and you do not communicate like the social norm tells you to, then you could be looked at as different, or almost an outcast. I think that this is an interesting idea to think about, because sometimes we do not even realize that we are taught at a very young age how different genders are supposed to communicate, and tend to think this is the correct way to do it for the rest of our lives.