Babcock And Laschever Analysis

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Has anyone ever acknowledged that men get what they want more often than women? This is because men ask for what they want. Whether they are asking a friend, a parent, or a professor, they do not hold back from negotiating for what they want. Yes, women also do this, but definitely not as often as men do. Women seem to, as some people may say, “beat around the bush” when trying to acquire what they desire. Women tend to just complain or hint around at what they want, but there is something holding them back from asking straightforwardly. Do women not ask for what they want because they do not want to be labeled as “bossy” or “pushy?” “Women Don’t Ask,” written by Linda Babcock & Sara Laschever, explores the difference between the way men and women negotiate. The difference appeared obvious to Babcock and Laschever in their college years. They had realized that many men received the …show more content…
Females are more likely to complain than men, according to the boggle experiment that Laschever conducted. Females have no regret for complaining because they do not think it hurts anyone else. In contrast, most females believe asking to change something that bothers them could lead other people into discomfort and trouble. I agree with Babcock and Laschever that women just need to ask, because in reality, asking never hurt anyone. After reading “Women Don’t Ask,” I am led to believe that women are less likely to get what they want simply because they do not exert themselves and inquire. I may be labeled as “bossy” or “pushy” because I ask for what I want, but I will not stop asking and making sure everything is as fair as it can be. I will not let stereotypical gender roles stop me from speaking up for myself. I hope that women will also change their strategies on negotiating with others as time goes on. Maybe it is time that women actually become “the

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