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  •  Injustice is so corrosive to self-confidence (11+ / 0-)
    I stopped wanting to climb the corporate ladder after I was laid off for the second time.  I turned my thoughts and energies elsewhere, deciding to do a decent day's work for a decent day's pay but not to invest my psychological energy in an environment that wasn't going to reward me.
    How many million women would have risen much higher if this hadn't happened to them; or they rose until they met a boss who couldn't quite believe in their abilities, and would never, ever promote them further - whatever they did to prove their worth; or quit the best job they ever had because of sexual harassment?

    And if you're lucky, and none of those things are getting in your way, you'll still see them happening to friends of yours, and come to believe less in the rigged system, and your opportunities within it.

    I do think society's getting fairer, slowly and with frequent backsliding along the way.

    "Every man has a right to utter what he thinks truth" Samuel Johnson

    by Brecht on Mon Mar 18, 2013 at 12:17:23 PM PDT

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