Dr. Lee M. Pierce (they & she)

Assistant Professor of Communication at State University of New York
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Dr. Lee M. Pierce (they & she) is an Assistant Professor of rhetorical communication at the State University of New York at Geneseo and host of the RhetoricLee Speaking podcast.

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  • “At the end of the day, the most important thing about being a speaker is that you speak in ways that make you feel empowered and that you are using phrases such as, ‘I feel like,’ on purpose,” comments Dr. Lee M Pierce, an Assistant Professor of Rhetorical Communication at SUNY Geneseo and host of the RhetoricLee Speaking podcast.

    So, even after looking at all the information, if you ultimately decide you still want to rid your speech of tags and hedges, then go for it. But also try to resist judging other women for not doing the same. “When weighing in on the speech of others, think… if their verbal fillers … are bothering you, consider whether it’s really about their words or your internalized biases,” says Pierce. “No shame, just try not to put your biases on other people.” https://edit.sundayriley.com/language-lowdown-why-phrases-like-i-feel-like-and-if-that-makes-sense-arent-actually-bad/

    6 April 2021
  • Lee Pierce, an assistant professor of rhetoric and communication at the State University of New York (SUNY) Geneseo, argued that there was a public interest in suspending Trump for spreading misinformation about COVID-19 and for his statements around the Capitol riot. But it's "concerning" that any media company has so much control over what is or isn't seen by the public, she noted.

    "Now, I think they're going too far because you can't ban everything 'in the voice of Trump.' That's not public interest, that's just pure censorship," Pierce said. "We censor information. We censor facts. We don't censor people... It's an ethical issue. You go after the argument, not the person." https://wjla.com/news/nation-world/facebook-removes-trump-interview-citing-ban-on-former-president

    6 April 2021
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  • State University of New York
    Assistant Professor of Communication