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    her own choices. This way she can do what is beneficial to her and what will allow her to live the life she imagined for herself. In addition, when a woman is given agency, she not only benefits from it, but the economy and later generations do as well. In “The Girl Effect,” Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn discuss how eliminating gender inequalities and empowering women can lead to a boost in economy and a boost of hope and confidence in generations to come. Often, women do not have the resources to prosper, whether that may be freedom, money or education. However, these resources are always given to men, which is why they are able to live their life how they please and become successful. Countries with prevalent gender inequalities limit women’s agency because they do not…

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    Sexism In Guatemala

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    However, a lot of women in Guatemala are forced to live their life like if they were in jail and most of them can't leave this situation behind. According to María Machicado Terán, the representative of U.N. women in Guatemala, "80% of men believe that women need permission to leave the house, and 70% of women surveyed agreed." This means that women think men own them and that is why women don't do anything to disagree their partner. women believe in men superiority, so they think their man…

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    Women are being oppressed in much of the world but many are turning a blind eye to the situation. In the poorest, most poverty stricken countries of the world girls are seen as worthless. They are given no maternal or health care and little to no education because they are not perceived to be equivalent to men. These problems could be solved or greatly improved if they received the attention that they deserve. The oppression of women has been occurring for centuries but slowly women 's rights…

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    A Woman’s Balancing Act: Personal vs. Professional Success Christine L. Curley, ENG 101 Central Michigan University Sheryl Sandberg, author of “Lean in: What Would You Do If You Weren’t Afraid” (Graff, pg. 642-658, 2015) presents a compelling argument that although opportunities for women in the workplace have increased, many women do not take leadership roles because balancing a career with family is too difficult. Sandberg goes on to state that this difficulty with work-life balance can be…

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    In Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead, Sheryl Sandberg (2013) discusses some of the most prominent issues affecting women and their careers. Factors including stereotyping, gender roles, and inequality were the most compelling subjects in this book. She identifies the reason why women struggle to be in leadership positions. In fact, women are seen negatively if they want to succeed in their careers as males do. Sandberg merges personal narratives, statistics, and research to reveal the…

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    Why Sheryl Sandberg would be a great role model for my Young Daughters One morning, like any other school day, I was walking side by side in lock step with my 8 year old daughter. She turned my side, looked up and asked me, “Dad, who is a good woman leader?” Behind those simple words, I sensed she was looking for role models. And Sheryl Sandberg image flashed in front of me. As I dropped my daughter and walked back – I wondered why Sheryl was my option A. I grew up in South India. I…

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    Quiet At Work

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    For my final topic, I decided to further explore women’s role in the workplace. It is a matter that clearly affects me first-hand, being a female; and I find the topic particularly interesting and relevant. Women have made tremendous progress in the last 100 years; including the right to vote around 1920, wives no longer being viewed as “possessions” of their husbands, and particularly, their role in the professional workforce. I was increasingly captivated with this subject after reading…

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    In this day in age, it is difficult to imagine that there are still inequalities between men and women but the truth is, there are still gender gaps in today’s society. In Sheryl Sandberg’s, “Lean In: What Would You Do If You Weren’t Afraid?” she discusses the issue of the leadership ambition gender gap in the workplace. On the other hand, Saul Kaplan discusses the gender gap in attendance of colleges in his article, “The Plight of Young Males”. Taking into consideration both writings, women…

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    Gianna Palmer offers both positive and critical insight to Sheryl Sandberg’s book “Lean In,” and the #LeanInTogether program. In her article, “What impact has Lean In had on women?,” Palmer offers a critique on some of the hypocrisies of Sandberg’s personal story and what she is saying. However, Brenda Christensen introduces the principal challenge raised by Palmer. Christensen runs her own public relations company in California and she feels Sandberg has been failing women by putting the onus…

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    Because of her personal feelings on and experiences with gender inequality, Sheryl Sandberg, in her chapter “Success and Likeability,” sought to validate her experiences to a broader audience. She argues that women must embrace their success, be comfortable with their own power, and not attempt to please everyone, through personal anecdotes, comparison-and-contrast techniques, and rhetorical questions. Sandberg begins her argument that women must embrace their own success using a series of…

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