Does Obama's speaking style make him our first woman president?
The Eloquent Woman
JULY 6, 2010
Not so long ago, women would be censured for speaking or writing in public. Parker cites women's studies professor Karlyn Kohrs Campbell for the insight that "men are safe assuming female styles as long as they meet rhetorical norms for effective advocacy -- clarity and cogency of argument, appropriate and compelling evidence, and preempting opposing positions." She writes: Ferraro's style manifests the double bind in which television traps a female politician.