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Reason to be Discouraged – or Inspired ?

on Sat, 2014-03-15 20:38

In Thursday's Wall Street Journal Notable and Quotable was this bombshell about the work of Sheryl Sandberg's Lean In Foundation. "Focusing, encouraging, supporting, offering, conversing, talking, changing and working together...not much, in other words."  My first impression was how sad that the author so misses the work necessary to change a culture and overcome institutional bias. Then I began to worry. Do other men agree but just don't say so publicly?!  

Finally, I arrived at a more authentic and true reaction. Women's fight to be respected, heard, promoted and valued as equals is inevitably going to be trivialized, discounted and mocked by those resisting change to the traditional roles of men and women.

See if you see what I see in this excerpt. I welcome your comments!