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Cultivating both feminine and masculine archetypes in individuals, teams and organizations
Curated by Marion Chapsal
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Françoise Héritier explique le principe de la marmite - Olympe et le plafond de verre

Françoise Héritier explique le principe de la marmite - Olympe et le plafond de verre | Gender-Balanced Leadership | Scoop.it
Non, il ne s'agit pas d'une nouvelle recette de cuisine ! Je vous avais parlé de la soirée organisée par le Ministère "le 8 mars, c'est toute l'année" et des interviews
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Merci Olympe pour cette recete savoureuse :-)

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Want More Gender Equality At Work? Go To An Emerging Market : NPR

Want More Gender Equality At Work? Go To An Emerging Market : NPR | Gender-Balanced Leadership | Scoop.it
In the U.S., 3 percent of the CEOs at top companies are women; in India, that figure is 14 percent.
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It reminds me of our panel last thursday in Lyon with Lorella Pignet-Fall speaking of Africa, Ruxandra Boros speaking of the strength, grit and creativity of women from the emerging countries, "the South".

I also like the story and role model from this awesome CEO of Petrobas. Read her story here http://geronimocoachingnow.com/?p=4324

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Les entreprises et le rendez-vous manqué de la diversité

En plus de ses conséquences économiques et financières spectaculaires, la crise actuelle instille le poison plus pernicieux d'une crispation généralis...
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Même si j'ai appris à me méfier du concept de diversité en particuler lorsqu'il s'applique à la majorité de la population= les femmes, cet article est pertinant dans son analyse. En fait, on est tous et toutes dans les populations ciblées par les politiques de diversité...enfin tous, sauf l'homme blanc moins de 50 ans bien clôné par la l'élite sociale, éducative, culturelle...

"L'obstacle est culturel, il n'en est que plus redoutable. Il faudrait que les entreprises remettent en cause le poids de la norme standardisée à l'embauche qui étouffe leur créativité et leurs capacités d'innovation en même temps qu'elle entrave leur efficacité. D'autant que si l'on additionne toutes les catégories visées par les politiques de diversité, c'est peu ou prou toute la population qui est concernée. Seul y échappe l'homme de moins de 50 ans (et de plus de 30), correctement formé, dûment intégré. C'est-à-dire l'employé répondant à des canons hyperformatés et ne présentant pas le moindre risque. A ce titre, la France est un pays champion de ce clonage, où la différence - de culture, de langue, d'origine sociale, de quartiers, de parcours, etc. -dérange plus que dans beaucoup d'autres. Et ses managers, même s'ils osent de moins en moins cette confession politiquement très incorrecte, continuent de considérer le salarié éloigné de la norme comme un handicap dans l'atteinte de leurs objectifs. Faudrait-il les en blâmer, dès lors qu'ils ne sont que les porteparole de la culture dominante ?"

Article partagé par Coryne Nicq et Les Entrepreneurs d'avenir.

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Equal Pay Day - Egalité salariale

Equal Pay Day - Egalité salariale | Gender-Balanced Leadership | Scoop.it
  L'Equal Pay Day, que l'on pourrait traduire en français par « Journée pour l'Egalité Salariale », a vu le jour avec les Business and Professional Women (BPW) aux États-Unis, dans le milieu d...
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Très bonne synthèse par not a chocolate cake! En guise d'introduction pour notre table ronde à Lyon demain avec BPW Lyon. http://www.leblogbpwra.com/ev%C3%A8nements/ev%C3%A8nements-bpw-lyon/

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Gender bias: why appearance focus fuels sexism in media

Gender bias: why appearance focus fuels sexism in media | Gender-Balanced Leadership | Scoop.it
Much has been written in the past few days about the legacy of the late British prime minister Margaret Thatcher, including many mentions of her hair.It is difficult to imagine similar attention being…...
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MASTER EGALES - C'est l'heure de candidater...

MASTER EGALES - C'est l'heure de candidater... | Gender-Balanced Leadership | Scoop.it
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Le défi de l'égalité et du genre avance avec la formation et la professionnalisation de ces métiers.

Tel est l'objectif des masters EGALES/EGALITES de l'Université Lumière Lyon 2.

Excellente formation pluridisciplinaire, européenne et belle promotion composée de profils internationaux, (Finlande, Canada, Roumanie...), femmes et hommes, hetéros, homos, étudiants et professionnels, bobos et syndicalistes, profs et consultants, altermondialistes et libéraux, grandes gueules et gens polis, génération X et Y et même Baby Boomers!

 
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Women vs. People

Women vs. People | Gender-Balanced Leadership | Scoop.it
This board features cases that expose the fact that men are the default human, with women on the sidelines. For analysis, click through any image or visit Sociological Images at www.thesocietypages.org/socimages.
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Excellent source of visual information regarding gender balancing in society.

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Thinking about #fairpay and the #wagegap and clearing up some rumors

Thinking about #fairpay and the #wagegap and clearing up some rumors | Gender-Balanced Leadership | Scoop.it
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Catalyst clears up myths about gender gap

 

Only 4 percent of married-couple families with children under 18 have the wife in the labor force while the husband stays at home.

On average, women earn less than men: Catalyst found that, even when taking into account experience, job level, industry and more, on average women are paid $4,600 less in their first post-MBA jobs than men. Parenthood and aspirations were not to blame. Looking at all full-time, year-round workers, based on median annual earnings, women still earn only 77.4 percent of men’s earnings.


What this means it that while the narrative of high-powered women and their lower-income or stay-at-home husbands certainly is part of the landscape in the United States, it’s not as prevalent as we might think. And although young, single, childless women in metropolitan areas may earn more than men for a period of time, that’s before they run into a motherhood penalty and other obstacles such as gender stereotypes for leaders and biased talent-management systems.

 

Much change still needs to happen, and having honest facts that shine a light on what actually is going on is one critical step.

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Men-are-People and Women-are-Women: The Obituary Edition » Sociological Images

Men-are-People and Women-are-Women: The Obituary Edition » Sociological Images | Gender-Balanced Leadership | Scoop.it
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“You just have to be cheerful about it and not get upset when you get insulted,” said rocket scientist Yvonne Brill.

She must be chuckling in heaven, because her obituary at the New York Times made the common mistake of making her femaleness and femininity a central part of their retrospective.  After objections, NYT corrected the obit.  Here are the tracked changes, courtesy of NewsDiffs:

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European Gender Pay Gap in Lyon

European Gender Pay Gap in Lyon | Gender-Balanced Leadership | Scoop.it
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Jeudi 18 avril 2013, 18h30

Table ronde et débat interactif sur

l'Egalité salariale en Europe, avec des expertes en égalité professionnelle originaires de 5 pays d'europe, avec le partenariat de la Fondation Robert Schuman, Think Tank français européen, du Laboratoire de l'Egalité et de la Mairie de Lyon.

Animé par Marion Chapsal et Françoise Moreau.

On vous attend!!!

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Silicon Valley Discriminates Against Women But There is Hope - Forbes

Silicon Valley Discriminates Against Women But There is Hope - Forbes | Gender-Balanced Leadership | Scoop.it
Visit any company in the Valley, and you’ll see that it resembles the United Nations.  At the Google cafeteria, they always serve Indian, Chinese, and Mexican food; hamburgers and hotdogs are nowhere to be found.
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 Drop by any tech or web conference in Paris, and you'll find the same stats. Especially true with the geeks around the apple cult, among vcs and contests of pitches. No wonder then women are still invisible and silent.


"I was shocked to learn that only 3% of the tech firms were founded by women.  When I looked at the executive teams of the Valley’s top tech firms, with a couple of notable exceptions, I couldn’t find any women technology heads.  Even the management team ofApple didn’t have a single woman in it.  And I learned that virtually all of Silicon Valley’s venture-capital firms are male dominated—the few women whom you find there are in either marketing or human resources.  Indeed, of the 89 VCs on the 2009 TheFunded list of top VCs, only one was a woman."


Vivek Wadhwa is making a pledge here.

He's planning to write a book, along with a journalist, a researcher and hundreds of women, in order to "encourage, inspire and educate women to become engineers, scientists, and entrpreneurs and help solve humanity's grand challenges."

The brilliant idea? Crowdsourcing!

 "We will presell the book on a crowdfunding site such as Indiegogo and donate all of the profits to fund the tuition of women through the Graduate Studies Program at Singularity University and to support women-led startups coming out of this program.  This is a 10-week program designed for leaders who want to build innovative solutions to global grand challenges."

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Remain committed to change it!

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I know a lot of techie women - but they mosty run non techie businesses - wonder why?

Isabel Bornet's comment, March 29, 2013 9:08 AM
stereotypes die hard ... beliefs about techie and women!
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Ebook Emploi au feminin

Le blog de la rédaction de RegionsJob « Mode(s) d’Emploi » publie son ebook « Emploi au féminin : des clichés aux avancées » et dresse un panorama de (#Ebook Emploi au féminin : des préjugés aux avancés #leadership #women...

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Obama Appoints First Woman Director of the Secret Service

Obama Appoints First Woman Director of the Secret Service | Gender-Balanced Leadership | Scoop.it
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Bravo! Extract: "The cinematic image of a Secret Service agent is a cheerless man of stocky build with thick sunglasses, whispering brusquely into his sleeve. He’s part of a traditionally imagined boy’s club, a masculine space where women are invisible. But in a historic move that may help disrupt the macho image and ethos that surrounds the agency, President Obama hasappointed Julia Peirson to be the first woman director of the Secret Service."

Why a woman?

Administration officials said Peirson was appointed in the hopes she can help reform the male-centered culture of the Secret Service and restore its credibility after the embarrassing Colombian prostitution debacle of April 2012, in which 13 Secret Service agents (all men, of course) were caught bringing prostitutes back to their hotel room during the President’s trip to Cartagena. Eight of the agents lost their jobs, and the scandal overshadowed the diplomatic aims of the trip. On top of protecting President Obama, Peirson will be responsible for rebuilding trust in the marred agency.

Cheers to another glass ceiling being shattered and another boys’ club forced to admit “girls.”

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From Favela’s Kid to Brazilian Oil Company’s CEO | Women On Stage

From Favela’s Kid to Brazilian Oil Company’s CEO | Women On Stage | Gender-Balanced Leadership | Scoop.it
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Another Heroine's Journey!

Who said the Cor­po­rate world was lack­ing of strong female role mod­els?Petro­bras is the world’s fifth-largest oil pro­ducer, and on Mon­day Feb­ru­ary 13th 2012, Maria das Gra­cas Fos­ter has just been appointed CEO. She thus becomes the first woman to run a top-five oil company. Hard to fig­ure out how Maria das Gra­cas Fos­ter could have achieved this ascen­sion, from the bot­tom to the top of Brazilian’s soci­ety, with­out hard work and a strong sense of com­pe­ti­tion. Def­i­nitely a strong “Heroine’s Jour­ney”. An inspir­ing story, that sheds a dif­fer­ent light on one of the BRIC coun­tries’ most pow­er­ful female leaders.

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Men must lean in to the family - FT.com

Men must lean in to the family - FT.com | Gender-Balanced Leadership | Scoop.it
Men should be more ambitious. It is an unusual message from a book that purports to be part feminist manifesto, part career advice to working women. It is also the best bit of Sheryl Sandberg’s Lean In .
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One of the key messages from Sheryl Sandberg is about men. In order to lean in to the family, eventually corporate cultures will also have to adapt and encourage men into "family-friendly working". The structural changes we craved for regarding adapting to women in order for them to lean in the corporation, might well be achieved if we focus on adapting company cultures in order for men to get a life!

Extract from the FT and picture added freely by me...

It can take guts to challenge the stigma suffered by men working round their families. Jörgen Larsson, a sociologist at the University of Gothenburg, interviewed “exceptional” Swedes who had decided to work part-time in order to become “involved fathers” to young children. (Still, only 13.7 per cent of employed Swedes are men working part-time, while 39.6 per cent are female.) The more male-dominated a workplace, he found, the less likely they were to alter their work practices. Those that did go part-time shared, says Mr Larsson, a desire to subvert social norms: “They were very critical of traditional masculinity of being the breadwinner.” The rewards for them were great, however. All reported a richer home life. Professionally, it did not mean career suicide. A few won promotions.

Employment policies may be gender-neutral but, if the role models and the people in the flexible-work brochures are only women, it creates a culture in which men feel unable to make the same requests as their female peers. It would be a mistake to thwart men’s ambitions.

 
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In tango we both lean in to make connection and a great frame for improvisation...

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Table ronde sur l’ Égalité Salariale en Europe avec BPW Lyon

Table ronde sur l’ Égalité Salariale en Europe avec BPW Lyon | Gender-Balanced Leadership | Scoop.it
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Regards croisès sur l'égalité salariale en Europe. Table ronde réunissant les meilleures expertes de l'égalité en Europe. 

Les femmes ont la parole!

Avec le partenariat de la Fondation Schuman, le Laboratoire de l'Egalité et La Ville de Lyon.

Constat, témoignages, partage d'expériences, données chiffrées et aussi histoires de vie.

Quelles perspectives pour l'avenir et la Génération Y?

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Stop Overanalyzing Hillary Clinton's Hair

Stop Overanalyzing Hillary Clinton's Hair | Gender-Balanced Leadership | Scoop.it
Last week, media commentators sparred over the acceptability of commenting on a female leader’s looks.
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Scooping various articles aon when ‘hair and costume’ commentary overshadow analysis of a woman’s leadership, and taking an appointment at the Hairdresser for the next roundtable I'll be facilitating...

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Annabel Kaye's curator insight, April 17, 2013 3:54 AM

No-one talks about Obama's hair!

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Gender differences: more fictions than fact?

Gender differences: more fictions than fact? | Gender-Balanced Leadership | Scoop.it
We see gender differences everywhere – in the psychology, thoughts and behaviour of men and women.
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Pour lutter contre le différentialisme diffusé tous azimuts et remettre le construit en perspective.

"The inclination to see differences makes us blind to the overwhelming similarities of men and women, and we’re easily fooled into seeing dissimilarities that don’t exist.

That men and women are more similar than distinct was shown in some recent research. Examining 122 psychological traits including sexual attitudes, behaviours, intimacy and interpersonal orientation in 13 studies comprising over 13,000 individuals, the researchers found that women and men were more similar than distinct from one another.

Even on gender-related dispositions such as masculinity-femininity, inclination toward science, care orientation and fear of success, men and women were found to be more similar than distinctive.


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The big difference is not gender but who does the caring when parenthood looms! That is when we start to see 'difference' but if men take that role or share it.....
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Losing my religion for gender equality…by Jimmy Carter

Losing my religion for gender equality…by Jimmy Carter | Gender-Balanced Leadership | Scoop.it
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Women and girls have been discriminated against for too long in a twisted interpretation of the word of God.

I HAVE been a practicing Christian all my life and a deacon and Bible teacher for many years. My faith is a source of strength and comfort to me, as religious beliefs are to hundreds of millions of people around the world. So my decision to sever my ties with the Southern Baptist Convention, after six decades, was painful and difficult. It was, however, an unavoidable decision when the convention’s leaders, quoting a few carefully selected Bible verses and claiming that Eve was created second to Adam and was responsible for original sin, ordained that women must be “subservient” to their husbands and prohibited from serving as deacons, pastors or chaplains in the military service.

This view that women are somehow inferior to men is not restricted to one religion or belief. Women are prevented from playing a full and equal role in many faiths. Nor, tragically, does its influence stop at the walls of the church, mosque, synagogue or temple. This discrimination, unjustifiably attributed to a Higher Authority, has provided a reason or excuse for the deprivation of women’s equal rights across the world for centuries.

At its most repugnant, the belief that women must be subjugated to the wishes of men excuses slavery, violence, forced prostitution, genital mutilation and national laws that omit rape as a crime. But it also costs many millions of girls and women control over their own bodies and lives, and continues to deny them fair access to education, health, employment and influence within their own communities.

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It's Not Women Who Should Lean In; It's Men Who Should Step Back

It's Not Women Who Should Lean In; It's Men Who Should Step Back | Gender-Balanced Leadership | Scoop.it
Men and women act differently at work, but that doesn't mean the women are wrong.
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Excellent article, brought to my attention by Dr Anne Perschel, via Twitter, on @bizshrink.

Although I have not yet read Sheryl Sandberg's book, the blunt idea expressed in the tittle has always made me uncomfortable.

First because I'm French and I don't quite know how I could translate it into French. "Lean in". Right. "Penchez-vous"?? Doesn't sound good at all. 

Then it's because it's all about do's and don'ts, what women SHOULD do or not.

The third reason was not clear until I read this article. An awkward feeling that something was wrong. Something I had already expressed in my TEDx talk, "Occupy the bear's house".That deep inside I already knew that men didn't have it right, and that we had all, men and women, to occupy and re-invent the workplace. 

"The book never considers that, rather than women not leaning in enough, that it actually might be men who have been leaning in too much."

Let's re-design the work place, a place where both men and women could thrive.

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Is life easier for the second woman in a leadership position?

Is life easier for the second woman in a leadership position? | Gender-Balanced Leadership | Scoop.it
News, style and advice for professional women through the filter of success
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"This is always the hope with trailblazing. It's the idea that once one woman achieves a position all these new possibilities open up for the rest of us. Not only does she take the job for the first time, but she also forces those she leads or manages to confront their own expectations of a leader."

Actually, we need three or more women on the team to change the conversation and create greater value for the organization. Read Dr Anne Perschel's article The Rule of Three and why she and Dorothy Dalton created 3Plus International http://germaneconsulting.com/three-plus/

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Should Men Lean In to the Debate? - ontheMARC.org

Should Men Lean In to the Debate? - ontheMARC.org | Gender-Balanced Leadership | Scoop.it
Should Men Lean In to the Debate? -
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Lean in? Opt-out? Man up? Dial down? Are you keeping pace with the latest debates on gender in the workplace? Robert Waring suggests we need to take some altitude.

Reviewing Anne Marie Slaughter's Why Women Still Can't Have it All, Yahoo CEO Marissa Meyer dnoncing femnism, Hana Rosin's book, The End of Men, Marissa Meyer 's ending telecommuting at Yahoo and eventually, FaceBook COO Sheryl Sandberg and her Lean In, the best idea would be to study closely how each "camp" within feminism relates with the nature of society, between policy and individual initiative.

A socio-political analysis of feminismS? Good, that's on my programme this week at Master Egales Lyon 2!

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The Pay Gap | Catalyst.org

The Pay Gap | Catalyst.org | Gender-Balanced Leadership | Scoop.it
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Catalyst research has shown that mentoring and sponsorship play an important role in women’s promotion.Mentoring: Necessary But Insufficient for Advancement examined the impact of mentoring on the career progression of high-potential employees. Findings reveal that having a mentor before starting a first post-MBA job results in greater compensation and a higher-level position—but the payoff is larger for men than for women. It seems that sponsorship—advocacy by someone highly placed in the organization—may help women advance more than traditional mentoring has.

If you want to discover more on The Pay Gap in Europe, join us for the European Panel in Lyon, organized by BPW Lyon. http://www.leblogbpwra.com/ev%C3%A8nements/ev%C3%A8nements-bpw-lyon/

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Wall Street Women Invented ‘Vocal Fry’

Wall Street Women Invented ‘Vocal Fry’ | Gender-Balanced Leadership | Scoop.it
Today’s Science Times has a fascinating piece that has everyone today growling about the way young women speak. It turns out that linguistic trends often start with teenage girls.
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I am not sure, as the journalist says, that it's a way of "presenting seriousness, intelligence, and determination without sacrificing to feminity", but it reveals some serious issues for women and how they express themselves in public.

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A Literary Canon of Dudes

A Literary Canon of Dudes | Gender-Balanced Leadership | Scoop.it
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Funny how this sounds familiar. Here it's literary, but it could be any other field of Arts, Politics, Academics, Science and of course, Economics and the corporate world.

Invisible women banging their heads against the Patriarchal Wall in the futile hope to knock a hole in it.

The conversation is presently stuck at the ‘women should submit more’ stage, but people don’t like to think about what the environment they help create does to those who swim in it. It’s a kind of conservative, ‘pull yourself up by your bootstraps’ mentality that barely veils the idea that everything male writers have achieved hasn’t been through their own sweat on an even playing field. The playing field isn’t even, but women should ignore that the game is rigged and just keep playing? I guess women are supposed to just keep banging their head against the wall, despite their strong sense and evidence that it’s mostly futile, and hope that they eventually knock a hole in it? Kind of purposefully punishing, I think. I think people like Rob Spillman at Tin Houseare doing the right thing to say ‘We actually want women writers. This genuinely matters to us.’

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