00:00:03,240 It is very common that we block our voices when we speak in public.
00:00:11,020 We speak in a specific range of
00:00:22,200 Or with a specific pitch.
00:00:26,040 Sometimes this changes depending on where we are. It's different when we are in our houses
00:00:32,980 we get more loud with our family than when we get outside of the houses.
00:00:39,640 And we have to speak with others in a meeting or
00:00:45,920 in our jobs.
00:00:50,160 We judge harshly our voices.
00:00:56,600 And we learn to mute ourselves.
00:03:35,820 I met with these people in a meeting, in a group
00:03:40,480 and invite them to talk about experiences
00:03:45,340 personal experiences
00:03:50,180 with their voices in public
00:05:48,980 Marginalized people vocalize things that are unacceptable for the society
00:05:54,540 unspeakable, politically incorrect, emotional overwhelming, disorderly.
00:06:15,340 It has been established that our inner desires
00:06:19,740 and needs have to be expressed indirectly through speech.
00:06:24,800 And in the case of women through their men speech.
00:06:35,560 Through speech and language people can construct their identities and claim their own presence and voice in public.
00:06:59,920 In the text of Anne Carson, that I refer in my thesis,
00:07:08,180 the chapter of her book
00:07:11,700 the chapter is about the gender of sound
00:07:16,840 she uses many adjectives and phrases of how people describe
00:07:25,060 of how like our society describes
00:07:32,440 women's voices and I would say even more that women's like
00:07:38,580 irrational voices, voices that sound
00:07:43,640 very primitive or irrational. So she would describe like that
00:07:55,460 high-pitched, loud shouting, having too much smile in it
00:08:01,440 decapitated hen, heartchilling groan, garg,
00:08:06,920 horrendous, howling dogs, being tortured in hell, deadly, incredible babbling, fearsome hullabaloo,
00:08:18,000 she shrieks obscenities, haunting garrulity, monstrous, prodigious noise level,
00:08:25,860 otherwordly echo, making such a racket,
00:08:32,520 a loud roaring noise,
00:09:07,960 This was Katalin Ladik in the film " Berberian Sound Studio"
00:09:16,600 where she is performing the witch's revenge.
00:09:32,500 wailing, sobbing, shrill lament, loud laughter, screams of pain or of pleasure, eruptions of raw emotion,
00:09:44,820 groan, barbarous excesses, female outpourings, bad sound, craziness,
00:09:53,520 non-rational, weeping, emotional display,
00:09:59,820 oral disorder, disturbing, abnormal, "hysteria", "Not public property", exposing her inside facts,
00:10:12,020 private data, permits direct continuity between inside and outside, female ejaculation,
00:10:20,840 "saying ugly things", objectionable, pollution, remarkable.
00:11:06,380 high-pitched, loud shouting, having too much smile in it, decapitated hen,
00:11:14,580 barbarous excesses, weeping, abnormal,
00:11:19,840 "hysteria", "Not public property", exposing her inside facts.
00:11:47,420 In Ancient Greece there was a superstition that associated high-pitched voices with evil.
title: judging voices harshly
topic: blocking our voices