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A Feminist Guide For Overcoming Rejection

Last night I got an email saying that I didn’t get this pretty exciting job that I had applied for. That’s the 3rd job rejection I’ve gotten in less than a month. That rejection and a recent heartbreak have left me feeling like shit.

Overall, I am confident in my capabilities. I think that every employer should want me. So I get overexcited every single time that I submit a resume. I also don’t have a problem telling a guy that I like him. I mean, really? What could possibly go wrong? I’m smart, talented, and I look good! (I’d post a picture but that would be too much).

Anyway, something could go wrong: he could reject me. Just like I’ve rejected guys who I just wasn’t “feeling”. And when these rejections happen, I’m left hurt and whining about nobody loving me.

Sigh.

Well. Unlike men, women aren’t taught how to handle rejection. Instead we get words of encouragement that might seem spiteful and that undermine the other party as oppose to empowering us: “he doesn’t deserve you”, “they’re idiots for not hiring you”, “it’s their loss”, etc. And not that these are useless, but they just don’t cut it when you honestly felt that it was not about whether they deserved you but about you deserving them. AND YOU TOTALLY DESERVE ANYTHING THAT YOU WANT.

Luckily, these let-downs have made me a bit well-versed in the art of getting over rejection. So here is some advice for ...

No Place for Women in Journalism of Dissent

I’m almost done with my seasonal job as a camera-person at a TV station in NYC and I’ve decided to take a break from journalism until at least November. I’m not satisfied with my career choice- Journalism- which doesn’t mean I will give up; it just means my approach has to change.

It almost feels easy (although it’s not) to be a reporter for mainstream media sources. Whether that be a network television station or an online liberal newspaper, it seems that these places are open to you as long as you have connections there and are in line with their politics. Unfortunately for me, I don’t have either. As a first-generation college-graduate with Dominican parents, having connections anywhere is difficult, ...

I’m almost done with my seasonal job as a camera-person at a TV station in NYC and I’ve decided to take a break from journalism until at least November. I’m not satisfied with my career choice- Journalism- ...