This is not a new observation. In addition to gender, the conditions in which a child grows up in also affects the likelihood of aggression. Do women really talk more than men? Food and Drug Administration. Women on the other hand, are less concerned with their own power, and therefore their stories revolve not around themselves, but around others. Descriptions of women's speech as deficient can actually be dated as far back as Otto Jespersen's "The Woman", a chapter in his book Language: Although a few forms of behavior may be sex-specific, in general they reflect patterns of power and control between the sexes, which are found in all human groups, regardless of sex composition.
The reviewers are inclined to believe that this is a case of gender and amount of talk being linked indirectly rather than directly:
What language barrier?
Hyde used this technique to review a large number of studies concerned with all kinds of putative male-female differences. Macho men are better suited for fighting off invading barbarians. As such, women's language was considered to have something inherently 'wrong' with it. Archived from the original on In today's increasingly service-based economy, this may not be good news for men. In a study done measuring the aggressive acts committed by cartoon characters on television, out of minutes of programming time aggressive acts took place.