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I think about this impossible tightrope often. Women leaders basically have one of two choices: “weak” or a “bitch.”
Often women deal with this by scrambling back and forth between assertiveness and typical “feminine” communal behaviors.
One of the best descriptions of this is in this study ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/P… in which a female resident describes being free to be assertive during a code only because she would make up for it by being “super apologetic afterward”
All I could think of when I read that was how we need to free women to just do their f***ing jobs instead of having to walk these tightropes to get ahead.
I don’t have the answers. We certainly need to resist the urge to place women leaders in these narrow categories. And getting more women into leadership roles will make it harder to do so.
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