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January 31, 2012 7:21 PM

The Careerist: Extremely Loud and Incredibly Deep

Posted by Vivia Chen

"What gender is the voice of God?"

That provocative question was posed recently in The New York Times. The article ("Why Men Always Tell You to See Movies") was about voice-overs on movie trailers, but it led me to think about an analogous issue: What gender is the voice of authority? What kind of voice do you hear when you envision a top dealmaker, a powerful litigator, or a big rainmaker walking into the room?

I'll bet you $10,000 (now that Mitt has established that as the baseline) that it's not a feminine voice.

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