- 26 Sep 2015
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I found this article very interesting. It argues that the soft and indirect speech that women are expected to use in the workplace makes it more difficult for them to perform their roles as managers. Even as a male, I found trying to speak polite Japanese in the office such a straitjacket that I gave up and ended up speaking English to more senior colleagues if their English was up to it despite having reasonable fluency in Japanese.