I found a post over at Jezebel interesting. I immediately thought of law school and all the trash talking my classmates and I involve ourselves in. The study states that men and women trash talk equally, which I found odd.

This semester I've actually sought out more male friendships because they don't trash talk. They may trash politics or sports but I've rarely heard them gossip the ways women do.

While it's difficult to remain nonjudgemental when it comes to work, (and let's face it, law school is a workplace) I still believe women are far worse than men when it comes to trash talking and gossip. Whether it's discussing outfit choices, snide comments, or personal preferences women judge all the time.

All I know is please keep me out of it! I'd seriously rather not know. And its no fun trash talking, so I'd rather not participate as well. So if you see me skipping a conversation and walking away or changing the subject it's because I really don't care to participate in trash talking. I'm here for professional skills, not to re-live the 7th grade.

4 Comments:

  1. gudnuff said...
    Men trash talk just as much, don't think they don't. They just have a milder demeanor about it. My husband gossips with other men about people at work ALL THE TIME. He does it on the phone when he's away from the office, so it's not very visible to others. And he doesn't get animated or loud or bitchy-sounding, but again - don't let 'em fool you - it's just as gossipy and just as judge-y as any woman. I had no idea how much men talk to each other about gossipy stuff until I lived with him. I was amazed. And not in a good way.
    K said...
    Hmmm...maybe I haven't been paying enough attention!
    teasinglydiverse said...
    I would've thought that it would be women more than men too...my guy friends do it as well, but I don't think it's equal...
    Laughing said...
    I think men trash talk, but tend to do it more openly with other men and less with women.

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