The example that Kramarae uses to describe this theory focuses heavily on how women are a minority when compared to men. However, the “muted group” doesn’t always have to be just women. For example, it could be a group of people in a corporation who are low on the hierarchy. Because they are of low-power, their ideas are often overlooked and not considered when brought to management. They also feel the need to change their intended meaning when communicating publicly, therefore not sharing how they truly feel about a particular issue.