- Deeper and Down: Verbal Hygiene for Men, by DEBUK at Language: A Feminist Guide: An interesting response to “what about the men” in relation to language policing, with a focus on patriarchal beliefs about deep voices and masculinity.
- DNA Testing Means Forced Fatherhood as States Limit Abortion, by Heather Timmons and Annalisa Merelli at Quartz: A look at the inevitable result of forced childbirth combined with DNA testing: forced fatherhood. Rapists forcing motherhood on people can rest assured, however, that they will have their parental rights respected in Alabama and . . . Minnesota. What the fuck, Minnesota?
- How States Foster Violent Extremism and What the United States Should Do About It, by Nathaniel Allen, Michael Marcusa, and Lawrence Rubin at Lawfare: A look at the role of government actors in cultivating violent extremism and why addressing those people and systems does more good than focusing on individual extremists. Not that our current government is even doing much of that to begin with.
Well, tenors make more money than basses. A supply/demand demonstration if there ever was one.
Few things sound stranger than someone pushing the pitch of their voice out of whack to achieve some ‘special’ presentation. Elizabeth Holmes’ fake voice has been called out recently. The ‘uptalk’ and girly-ism of a tranche of younger women is irritating as fuck. And lots of voice professionals hide their ‘real’ voice in public; Placido Domingo commented on that once, deliberately softening and ‘fuzzing’ his speech to cover the dense brightness that came naturally.
Being a bass myself, I’ve caught myself many times ‘pitching up’ to sound more friendly and sociable.
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