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Women get policed more often for "vocal fry" and "upspeak" than their male counterparts. Jaqueline Bissett/Getty Images/Ikon Images hide caption

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From Upspeak To Vocal Fry: Are We 'Policing' Young Women's Voices?

Journalist Jessica Grose, linguistics professor Penny Eckert and speech pathologist Susan Sankin discuss upspeak, vocal fry and why women's voices are changing — and whether or not that's a problem.

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From Upspeak To Vocal Fry: Are We 'Policing' Young Women's Voices?

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