Lean In What Would You Do If You Weren T Afraid By Sheryl Sandberg Analysis

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In “Lean in: What Would You Do If You Weren’t Afraid?” by Sheryl Sandberg the main topic is feminism based upon her point of view and research. Throughout her work she states the general struggles that come from being a woman in the world. In her work she does not seem very one sided on how to change what women are going through now but instead just saying what women do now that doesn’t work now a day. Before this Sandberg wrote “lean in” there had never been a feminist work on the New York Times Best Sellers list which was a big movement in feminist teaching, but was it good publicity for long time feminist? Sandberg emphasis mostly on three main points: the life of woman in her family before she came about, the difference between how girls …show more content…
She also talks about her mother’s education and how important it was to her to finish schooling and become a teacher. Sandberg’s mother, like her grandmother, got married and had children which caused them both to stop working and become stay at home moms because to men it was a sign of weakness if a husband needed his wife’s help to support the family. Even though Sandberg grew in a traditional home she was pushed by her parents to excel in school and participate in the activities she could. Do to her hard work in school she was able to go to college in the fall of 1987, where she saw that men and women were both equally focused on academics. After college she saw that almost all of the male classmates had professional jobs and that the female classmates had full time jobs, part time, and just as many were stay at home moms. Later she says in her writing she says that “girls growing up today are not the first generation to have equal opportunity, but they are the first to know that all that does translate to a professional achievement.” In her writing she says that women are 57 percent of the undergraduate and 60 percent of the master’s degrees in the United States. Also she shows that a survey showed in 2012 that 36 percent of men want to reach the C-suite, but only 18 percent …show more content…
This also is not backed by very convincing information or facts. I have seen many successful women at the top of many companies and playing important roles in our country. One example of a very successful and powerful woman is Hillary Clinton who has a chance to be the first woman president of the United states. She also says that more women aim for leadership roles but I find this very hard to believe I know many girls that are aiming to be in leadership roles when they are older. All women are capable of doing both working for a living and having children since they are not he only one raising them. Sandberg emphasis these three points show that she was not extremely well informed on the topics since there are problems with what she says while talking about the topics. Hopefully more people will recognize the misconceptions she is demonstrating and are able to depict what is 100 percent true and what may be an opinion on her

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