When women gather, they gossip. They talk behind someone’s back and spread rumors. When men gather, they simply hang out, they network. Of though in the view of some sociologists, men gossip more than women, we just don’t associate gossiping with men. The image of chatty badmouthing women persists. Why is it so?
In this episode, I’ll talk about heartwarming origins of the word Gossip, and how female gossip-networks literally kept women alive in the past.