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“You can’t self-help away deeply-ingrained structural discrimination.”

TweetJessica has a good piece in The Guardian today on the gender confidence gap and the new book The Confidence Code which “argues that what’s truly holding women back is their own self-doubt.” As Amanda Hess has noted, this book is part of a genre that’s enjoying popularity right now — one that she describes as teaching women [...]
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Feministing Chat: Ban Bossy?

Tweet Maya: Let’s discuss Lean In’s latest project to “ban bossy.” My first thought is that Beyonce is obviously the best part of the whole thing. Tweet
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What if we all leaned out, instead of leaning in?

TweetIn response to Sheryl Sandberg’s call to “lean in,” Rosa Brooks offers a counter-suggestion: Ladies, if we want to rule the world — or even just gain an equitable share of leadership positions — we need to stop leaning in. It’s killing us. We need to fight for our right to lean back and put our feet [...]
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Newsflash: Not all smart women on Twitter are white CEOs

TweetThere was no way writing an article called “25 of the Smartest Women on Twitter” was ever going to go well. What does that even mean? How do you measure intelligence from 140-character broadcasts? Why do we need this list when we would never compile a male equivalent (the closest we’d get would be a [...]
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Seven mansplaining pitches for Bustle

TweetThis week the feminist internet has been fuming about Bustle, a new “website for women” made by Bryan Goldberg, a mansplaining man who didn’t seem to realize that, you know, there are already a couple sites for ladies/feminists out there. His defense? Bustle will set itself apart from the rest of these earnest attempts at [...]
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