Dear Everyone, But Especially Men

  • as a middle-class white woman, I’m the least likely to suppress negative feelings and the least likely to be openly angry. (Sidenote: Soraya does an excellent job peeling back the layers of race and ethnicity in every chapter, because it’s so important to acknowledge the privilege white women do have).
  • I learn to hide how I feel about power and its imbalances. As Soraya points out, “women are aggregated in sectors where being cheerful, accommodating, flexible, and patient, no matter the circumstances, are job requirements.”
  • I choose words like “frustrated,” “stressed,” and “sad” to describe how I’m feeling, when I’m actually angry.

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Tammy Tibbetts

Tammy Tibbetts

Co-Founder/CEO of @shesthefirst. I'm all about gender equality, girls' education, and goal-setting.