British social anthropologist
Kate Fox is a British social anthropologist, co-director of the Social Issues Research Centre (SIRC) and a Fellow of the Institute for Cultural Research. She has written several books, including Watching the English: The Hidden Rules of English Behaviour.
Women are more skilled than men at making gossip entertaining.
Male and female gossip also sounds different, as women use more animated tones, more detail and more feedback.
A truly English protest march would see us all chanting: 'What do we want? GRADUAL CHANGE! When do we want it? IN DUE COURSE!
Researchers have found very little difference between men and women in terms of the amount of time spent gossiping.
Men gossip for just as long and about the same subjects as women, but tend to talk more about themselves.