Some news show called my essay a ‘bratty display’ and I was like, thank you for proving my point. Would you have called a man a brat? I was very clear: My problems are not relatable. This is not about money. I don’t need money, I have plenty of money, I’m already overpaid. What I was trying to write about was how my own mentality was getting in my own way.”
I have to say, I agree with Jennifer on this one: even the choice of pejorative is demeaning and sexist *eyeroll*.
It is harder for a woman to be blunt than a man. It just is. We’re not victims because we have vaginas – we need to push through that idea. I feel like I’ve stopped all that bullsh–. I say exactly what I mean. I can see that it takes people aback at first, but then they see that’s how you operate: straightforwardly. It’s about being assertive with your voice and not being ashamed.”
Women are socialized to be nice and not to “stir things up.” However, business is business: when negotiating over salary, it’s not the best time to try to be friendly with someone, especially if they’re trying to pay you less for the same work as your male colleagues.
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