There are gender differences in ways of speaking, and a need to identify and understand them.
Gender communication is many things but this paper will focus on four basic reasons.
According to Ivy and Backlund, gender communication is provocative, pervasive, problematic, and unpredictable (1994).
Men and women have distinct viewpoints and attitudes towards life, think differently, and therefore do not have the same notions of what is essential in communication.
Gray (1992) states that the reason men and women communicate in different ways range from biological differences, parental differences, parental influence, education and birth order to cultural conditioning by society, the media, and history.