Essay on What Would You Do If You Didn 't Afraid

1509 Words Oct 31st, 2015 7 Pages
What is equality? The definition of equality is the state of being equal in status, rights, and opportunities. In America; male or female, black or white, everyone is guaranteed equality. Every American citizen has the same rights, opportunities, and along with being equal in social status, or do they… Sheryl Sandberg, the author of “What Would You Do If You Weren’t Afraid,” has her own opinion on equality in today’s American society between men and women. Sandberg argues that women need to be more ambitious to acquire more leadership roles. She also argues that gender stereotypes are a big problem in our society today. Sheryl Sandberg does not believe that we have complete equality today. She believes that men are currently running the world in today’s society. Therefore, she believes that women need to step it up and take a bigger role in leadership. For the most part, Sandberg’s essay explains the self-confidence of women. In addition to that, Sandberg talks about how stereotypes affect women. Sandberg thinks that women need to take a bigger leadership role. She explains that in order to do this, women are going to need to start becoming more ambitious than they currently are. Sandberg goes on by saying, “When jobs are described as powerful, challenging, and involving high levels of responsibility, they appeal to more men than women” (Pg. 647). This is an example of how Sandberg portrays men as being more ambitious than women are. Sandberg goes on by saying that more…

Related Documents