Friday, July 19, 2013

Leaning In

In my usual cranky manner, I refuse to read a book (or watch a TV series) until the buzz has died down. Lean In by Sheryl Sandberg is full of sensible, uncomfortable truths. A safe bet is that few people who have pissed on it have actually read it. 

On the applicability of her advice to professional vs. working-class women:
"I am also acutely aware that the vast majority of women are struggling to make ends meet and take care of their families.  Part of this book will be most relevant to women fortunate to have choices about how much and when and where to work; other parts apply to situations that women face in every workplace, in every community, and in every home."
On women's increasing education, compared to their stagnant leadership roles:  
"But while compliant, raise-your-hand-and-speak-when-called-on behaviors might be rewarded in school, they are less valued in the workplace."
Worth a read. Then, form an opinion.