Marked Women By Deborah Tannen Summary

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Marked women and unmarked men have been a big issue in today's’s society. It’s a big issue, but people don’t understand the meaning of the issues. Many people don’t understand the term marked and unmarked according to the Deborah Tannen article “marked women and unmarked men she defines marked as the “refers to the way language alters the base meaning of a word by adding linguistic particle that has no meaning on its on”The term unmarked according to the Deborah Tannen article is “The unmarked tense of verbs in English is the present -- for example, visit. To indicate past, you mark the verb by adding ed to yield visited. For future, you add a word: will visit. Nouns are presumed to be singular until marked for plural, typically by adding s…show more content…
Men are unmarked in many ways. Women are sometimes marked with the make-up they wear. A woman may ask herself how is me wearing makeup makes me a marked women. When a woman wear make-up people thinks it’s for many different reasons. People feel like if a woman wears makeup she cares about her appearance. If a woman doesn’t wear makeup people put a judgment on her saying she don’t care about how she looks. Then we have people who think if a female wear makeup she is insecure about her looks or that she have low self-esteem. So the world feels like women needs make up to make them feel beautiful, but that may not be the case. So either way, if a woman wear makeup or if she don’t they are still marked. In the article “marked women and unmarked men” Deborah tanner says “a woman that choose not to wear makeup is still marked because men see it as a hostile refusal to please…show more content…
When you see a woman in the world thinks she should be all dressed up with classy clothes. If they see a woman wearing something that is not classy the world get this image of her not caring about the way she looks to the outsiders. According to the article “marked women and unmarked men” It makes a statement that says” a woman's clothing is tight or revealing (in other words, sexy), it sends a message -- an intended one of wanting to be attractive, but also a possibly unintended one of availability. If her clothes are not sexy, that too sends a message, lent meaning by the knowledge that they could have been. “Women feel like it’s not right that they get judged by the clothes they wear. People in this world are so quick to judge a woman by what she wear they don’t even acknowledge the most important things about her. In today’s society if you walk pass a woman that is wearing a short dress you will assume that she is a slut because of the length of her dress. Then if you walk pass a woman with a business suit you will assume that she owns her own business or that she is a very educated women, but you can’t mark women by the clothes they wear because the women in the short dress can be a very educated to you never know so I feel like it’s not right to put a judgment on the clothes that women wear. Also in this society now women are marked by the type of designer they wear if one woman wear michaelkors the world

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