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Study Suggests That Deep-Voiced Women Are More Electable Than High-Pitched Ones: Do You Get Ahead By Sounding Manly?

AdriHead 2013/01/10 21:44:38
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Do high-pitched voices annoy you? Evidently, deeper voices are better, especially if you want to be an effective leader. Research at the University of Miami suggests that not only do people prefer their male leaders to have deep voices -- but they also prefer their female leaders to have low voices as well.

Do you think it's actually better for your career to have a lower voice? Do you prefer deeper voices over high-pitched ones yourself?

JEZEBEL.COM reports:
A super helpful new study from Can't Stop, Won't Stop U...niversity of Miami suggests that we, as a lowing aggregate of voting cattle, respond strongest to the most gravelly, Clint Eastwood lower among us when we're deciding on who to put at the head of a stampede.

That means that both men and women, the research suggests (wink, wink, nudge, nudge), not only prefer their male leaders to have deep, baritone voices — they also prefer their female leaders to have low voices.

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  • Robert 2013/01/20 23:17:28
    Yes
    Robert
    I believe this question should be approached with science in mind, it is testosterone that leads to having a deep voice in both genders, it is more likely in my opinion that women with higher testosterone levels will have a greater chance of having the confidence, energy and aggression necessarily to run a effective electoral campaign.
    A deeper voice also gives a obvious advantage when making speeches as it comes across more commanding than a high pitched voice, I challenge you to find a president that had a high pitched voice.
  • viridiansoul 2013/01/15 19:58:49
    No
    viridiansoul
    No thanks. I'd rather be a woman and treated as such, instead of buying all the feminist crap that's continually pushed at women today.
  • Robert 2013/01/14 22:02:46
    No
    Robert
    Having a deep voice doesn't make a woman sound manly, but having a heavy one does.
  • "Shooter" ™ 2013/01/14 21:02:49
    No
    "Shooter" ™
  • Warning 2013/01/14 20:50:25 (edited)
    Yes
    Warning
    Seems like Nancy's voice may have contributed to her election. Heard recently that she has more of male hormones than she should, which causes a deeper voice in both men and women. Also heard she has more balls than some lighter voice men have. Guess the two go hand in hand.
  • "Shoote... Warning 2013/01/14 21:03:53
    "Shooter" ™
    She also shaves and you ought to see her armpits.
  • Aran Smeallie 2013/01/14 19:48:50
    No
    Aran Smeallie
    +1
    exsqueeze me but if you have ever been to ireland...
    joan burton
  • Warning Aran Sm... 2013/01/14 21:02:25 (edited)
    Warning
    +1
    No, but I have heard women scratch their crotch more than the men do! Is that a symptom that Irish women have more balls than their men?
  • Aran Sm... Warning 2013/01/14 21:47:01
    Aran Smeallie
    this is an interesting theory that i have never heard before, imho its probably because they don trim down their much. sry i digress, the woman is called Joan Burton and is a politician infamous for having a rather high pitched voice.
  • dina.kamara.7 2013/01/14 19:26:02
    No
    dina.kamara.7
    I can't believe we are even having this discussion.
  • whitewulf--the unruly mobster 2013/01/14 17:18:57
  • Warning whitewu... 2013/01/14 20:59:10 (edited)
    Warning
    +1
    Deep Throat. Ever read the book, and yes, I am referring to the likes of Monica. Does Hillary's picture above suggest to anyone that she has the same abilities like Monica?
  • Not My Real Name 2013/01/14 15:55:10
    Yes
    Not My Real Name
    Look at footage of Margaret Thatcher before her rise in the party. And though you said "sounding," look also at padded shoulders in women's suits. That is there to make the body shape more masculinized.

    These efforts have an emotional impact on the target audience. And lamentably, people judge more strongly on emotional cues than on logic. The "best" candidate is the one who puts on the best show, within one's own personal biases.
  • Bob 2013/01/14 12:44:47
    No
    Bob
    +2
    No, by being a great azz kisser and back stabber.
  • Warning Bob 2013/01/14 21:00:05
    Warning
    +1
    ..................and with a very deep throat, like Monica.
  • Bob Warning 2013/01/15 03:20:58
    Bob
    Don't forget Nancy Pelosi.
  • Dark Dragon Goddess 2013/01/14 04:48:49
    Yes
    Dark Dragon Goddess
    Hell in that case, let me run for president!!! xD jk
  • "Shoote... Dark Dr... 2013/01/14 21:05:29
    "Shooter" ™
    +1
    Go girl!! :-)
  • Dark Dr... "Shoote... 2013/01/15 03:10:01
  • "Shoote... Dark Dr... 2013/01/15 18:13:04
    "Shooter" ™
    :-)))
  • HappyGuy 2013/01/14 03:52:06 (edited)
    Yes
    HappyGuy
    +2
    YES ,NANCY PELOSI IS VERY MANLY -- SHE PROBABLY STANDS UP WHEN SHE PISSES AT THE URINAL --
  • Haruko.Haruhara 2013/01/14 03:03:09
    No
    Haruko.Haruhara
    I just be myself I do happen to have a deeper voice than other but most African American women have deep rich voices.

    Woo some of those women could be men, watch out guys those "gals" could be packing and I don't mean heat.
  • Dark Dr... Haruko.... 2013/01/14 04:49:57
    Dark Dragon Goddess
    You may as well say a tranny.
  • Haruko.... Dark Dr... 2013/01/15 09:40:56
    Haruko.Haruhara
    Yaa.
  • Spiderguy 2013/01/14 02:57:59
    No
    Spiderguy
    +1
    Can't stand Pelosi. She stands for well....herself.. How is it she even has anything to do with Washington anyways. Very HIGH maintenance and abuses the American Tax Payers dollars at every chance she gets. She is all about her next Luxury Plane Trip and a new wardrobe. Don't care for women that sound like they have a set under that skirt either.
  • Warning Spiderguy 2013/01/14 21:07:55
    Warning
    I really believe her voice tells it like it is, and especially the men-like clothes she seems to be wearing lately. Maybe she has now matured with the "set under that skirt".
  • DDogbreath 2013/01/13 23:23:59
    Yes
    DDogbreath
    She sounds like "girl y man"



    But should be "tried for treason".
  • mrcharlesjohnsonjr 2013/01/13 22:14:31
    No
    mrcharlesjohnsonjr
    +13
    Adrihead mom has a dead voice and a mustache and I still dont take her serious
  • Jesferkicks 2013/01/13 21:55:50
    Yes
    Jesferkicks
    It's hard to take a women with a squeaky little girl's voice seriously. Same goes for men with feminine-like voices.
  • Louisa - Enemy of the State 2013/01/13 19:23:58
    No
    Louisa - Enemy of the State
    In other words, she thinks women with balls have one up on high pitched squeaky voices..........
  • Warning Louisa ... 2013/01/14 21:09:29
    Warning
    Yep, and when she does, she should be able to take the meat just like the men do. Sorry, I mean heat.
  • calvin236 2013/01/13 19:17:17
    No
    calvin236
    But you do get a little bit more respect than if you don't, just because you are seen as feminine if you have a higher voice and more masculine, which is what people like, if you are running for an important position.
  • daylight 2013/01/13 12:10:07
    No
    daylight
    +1
    Its about being calm, but liars are calm and cool............got it?
    They lie their way into office and lie their way on,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
  • Stinger61 2013/01/13 09:54:33
    No
    Stinger61
    With all of the problems out there that need to be addressed and they spend their time and money on that nonsense? I sure hope the study wasn't taxpayer funded.
  • donisue 2013/01/13 06:40:26
    No
    donisue
    Are you saying that you think Nancy Pelosi has a deep voice? How can you tell what she is even saying her face is so tight and who in the heck cares anyway?
  • Jesferk... donisue 2013/01/13 21:57:36
    Jesferkicks
    +1
    You should, Ms Pelosi is a powerful woman and what she does directly effects your life.
  • Warning donisue 2013/01/14 21:11:08
    Warning
    Her face is so tight because apparently she has something up her ass. Maybe her penis is growing backwards.
  • shadow76 2013/01/13 06:34:12
    No
    shadow76
    No wonder they are simple zombies when they graduate, They waste their time with stupid stuff like this!
  • Mantic 2013/01/13 05:16:47 (edited)
    Yes
    Mantic
    +3
    I don't think high-pitched speech is annoying, necessarily. I'm sure it has a instinctive psychological effect, though.

    I've noticed that a lot of women modulate their voices up when speaking to a man they're attracted to. Most of us males seem to respond favorably, in that context.

    My theory is that it communicates submissiveness and even plays to a man's paternal instinct. If I'm right, that would be the last thing a woman would want to do when seeking a role of authority and trying to convey strength/competence.
  • Cliff 2013/01/13 05:04:22
    No
    Cliff
    +2
    Large breasts might help.

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