more issues than Time mag
Here comes my feminist spin on this thread: I think this is what happens when you have women now competing with men for the traditionally prestigious jobs and finding themselves on a more equal footing in terms of opportunity and salary and such (and actually even a little ahead of the guys) than ever before. That alone is threatening enough to many men, so a lot of smart women, who already have a hard enough time when it comes to dating by virtue of their intelligence alone, are terrified of alienating all guys and spending life alone (esp in bed).i dunno
i was talking about this w/ a friend who mine who was in law school at the time and she said every girl in her classes did it...
i see/hear apparently well off corporate girls talk like this all the time... i find it a real turn off, b/c as people have said, it makes you sound DUMB and UNSURE...
"so, uh, last week? i went to a conference? In London?"
i just want to grab them and go, "DID YOU? DID YOU? FOR CHRIST SAKES, SPIT IT OUT, GIRL! TELL ME, I CAN HANDLE IT!"
So they dumb themselves down in whichever manner is handiest at all times--through their speech and usually their dress. The types of girls who upspeak their way through law school also tend to overpluck their eyebrows, flat iron their hair, and dress "hoochie" enough to give the impression of being much "trashier" (read: less educated, less moneyed) than they actually are. This helps a lot when you're out trying to hit up bars for one-night stands, because if you looked like a third-year law student who's attractive with good prospects and a cushiony bank account, straight men won't go touch you with a ten-foot pole.