What Would You Do If You Weren T Afraid Analysis

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Nowadays, women still strenuously fight for themselves after decades of demanding their rights. The chief operating officer of Facebook Sheryl Sandberg tells her own story in “Lean in: What Would You Do If You Weren’t Afraid?” (“They say I say”) to demonstrate her view on women’s position in the workplace today. Although women are equal to men in society nationwide, women are limited in achieving all of their goals because they cannot overcome their numerous fears, do not have high ambition in leadership, and have not learned to overcome the bias toward women’s value in the workplace. Therefore, Sandberg motivates women, especially young ones, to do things that they always want to do and to have more ambitions for their career. I do agree with her regarding women’s fears and the disrespect …show more content…
Thanks to United States laws, women are protected and have basic rights now. They can go to school and have jobs. They are able to follow their dreams but it is not like all of women can achieve their dreams because many women renounce their wills of fulfill their wishes like being respected in society, having praise in our workplace, or being leaders in their particular fields. They choose to walk that path because they have so many fears, which make them avoid taking risks or challenges. Sandberg deplores that “Fear is at the root of so many of the barriers that women face. Fear of not being liked. Fear of making the wrong choice. Fear of drawing negative attention. Fear of overreaching. Fear of being judged. Fear of failure. And the holy trinity of fear: the fear of being a bad mother/wife/daughter” (“Lean in” 656). I have the same thought with Sandberg. Even now, I am struggling with my career choice. I am scared of making it wrong, of being a failure, and disappointing my family’s expectation. Therefore, defeating fear is an important step for women to be

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