Andrea Acosta

How the Cookie Crumbles: Implications of Gendered Compliments in the Workplace

Language reflects and incorporates social norms, signaling—whether the speaker is aware of it or not—expectations about the way that people are supposed to behave. Women are supposed to be caring and helpful. Men are supposed to be competitive and assertive. For our purposes, it isn’t necessary to explain how, historically, these conceptions have developed. It …

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