"The question is not just, how does she get a word in edgeways? But how can we make ourselves more aware about the processes and prejudices that make us not listen to her... It is still the case that when listeners hear a female voice, they dont hear a voice that connotes authority; or rather they have not learned how to hear authority in it." - Mary Beard
Calm Down, Dear is a devised project exploring issues of women's speech and silence in contemporary society. It asks the question: How do the politics of women's voices play out in the everyday experiences of women, and in the popular media discourse, how can we learn to hear authority in the female voice?