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Looking for the loo

Mary Beard, 15 August 1991

You just don’t understand: Women and Men in Conversation 
by Deborah Tannen.
Virago, 330 pp., £14.99, May 1991, 1 85381 381 8
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... undefinable way they do not quite belong. That sense of exclusion would come as no surprise to Deborah Tannen, and she could certainly produce a ready explanation for it. It is not a result, she would argue, of simple outnumbering. To be sure, Cambridge does have the lowest proportion of female academic staff of any university in this country (about ...

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