Success-Shaming: A Subtle Way To Disempower Women

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There’s a lot of attention focused now on sexual transgressions as a part of  the power imbalances between men and women. But what about the subtler, historic,  forms of inhibiting a woman’s self-confidence?  In this beautifully written piece, Pulitzer Prize winning journalist Lucinda Franks reflects on coming of age as a journalist in the 70’s and the various ways her career–and sense of self–were undermined by the sexual/gender mores of the time.


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