I don’t think this is a thing? Trying to think of how my friends talk (and sings) and I see no definite pattern there. Or maybe I don’t know enough singers. :)
It is an issue- in the English speaking world anyway- which tends towards thinking of masculine as deep, full, rich, authoritative, and feminine as nuturing, soft, childish.
Just to really speak in the way media treats us currently. Not what everyone thinks or feels or wants, to be frank.
I speak too low for my voice type and that is because I’d be speaking like Cheno if I was to pitch where it is comfortable. But because of the aforementioned issues I do not get treated well at all. I’m either fangirling or being a fishwife or indeed stressed, based purely on the pitch. And I get patronised like mad.
So I speak too low and if in public for some time it does start to hurt my voice. And yes, that is too low when I speak in public, I know it’s still pretty high, I was not kidding in writing that I’d sound like Cheno were I to speak at my correct pitch!
So, hey my fellow sopranos doing damage in their speaking voice, holler!
Oh and yes, this is generally covered very well in any long term acting course and by Rodenberg in her various books. The Actor’s Right to Speak covers it I think and goes in to far more detail why some cultures make the connection between babies crying and high voices not exactly gaining automatic respect.
My first ever performance class at Uni the first question I got asked (by some 3rd year dickhead) was “Should you be singing Soprano when your speaking voice is so low?”. I wanted to throw my music stand at him. He’d already heard me sing, so he knew I could - he just wanted to take me down a peg. I do wonder if my speaking voice has changed now that I’m not singing anymore…
That’s interesting. i’ve also gotten comments on how I can be a soprano, since they consider my speaking voice rather low. Because of my speaking voice I always thought I was a mezzo, until a voice teacher showed me my upper range. Her belief was that flexibility both ways is good - if you in a balanced way explore your lower range, it will strengthen the upper range - and opposite. She definitely expanded MY range, and I was happy to get out of the mezzo range where the exact break of my chest/head voice was. Though this too was smoothed out, I still found the higher notes easiest.
But that was many moons ago. Now I sound like a crow.