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Creator of 'Just Not Sorry' app says it's not about policing how women speak

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Among the scores of apps that appear each week, there's now a new one out there that's intended to help women write more confident emails. 

"Just Not Sorry" is a Google Chrome plug-in for Gmail which warns users when they write words or phrases which might undermine their messages— words like "just" and "sorry."

While some see it as a wonderful way to help women develop stronger voices, others say "Sorry, but can't you please just give it a rest?!"

Joining Take Two to discuss:

  • Tami Reiss, CEO of Cyrus Innovation and creator of the "Just Not Sorry" app
  • Deborah Tannen, Professor of Linguistics at Georgetown University and author of "Talking from 9 to 5: Women and Men at Work."

To hear the full interview, click the blue player above.

 

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