What Would You Do If You Weren 't Afraid? Essay

1210 Words Nov 2nd, 2016 5 Pages
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 and boys are treated when they are babies, and the struggle of women in the workforce. Sheryl Sandberg’s “Lean in: What Would You Do If You Weren’t Afraid?” starts off with the story of her grandmothers struggles of being equal to men in her life even though she worked extremely hard. 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…

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