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  •  Oh absolutely! No problem! (1+ / 0-)
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    Susan from 29

    There are things I like about the whole "Lean In" thing --

    and one of them is encouraging young women to talk to each other about the things they see going on.  

    Unfortunately, I really don't trust a protege of Larry Summers.  

    After all, he basically engineered the financial market deregulation that so negatively impacted heads of households, women and people of color disproportionately.

    Not to mention what he said about women scientists and engineers.

    So I'm not sure how helpful it will be for women in nontraditional work,  particularly those of us who aspire to create new knowledge, make new discoveries, patent new technological innovations.  

    One of the most common excuses you hear for the gender gap in pay is that women don't major in STEM fields, don't take dangerous or overseas jobs, don't like to get their hands dirty.  

    I really struggle with the ability of a C-suite cutie in high heels to help us with that.  Not all of us are interested in being the amanuensis to The Great Man in The Great Company.  

     And, I am particulary concerned that "leaning in" means, necessarily, giving the Mighty Bell and LeanIn apps access to all of our facebook contacts, personal data and posting streams.  

    "We must close union offices, confiscate their money and put their leaders in prison. We must reduce workers salaries and take away their right to strike.” -Adolf Hitler, May 2, 1933

    by bekosiluvu on Mon Mar 18, 2013 at 05:25:53 PM PDT

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    •  I hear what you are saying, I had to put aside (2+ / 0-)
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      glorificus, bookgirl

      my feelings about her work for Larry Summers (her mentor) and Robert Rubin, and her connections to Facebook and Google.  I just wanted to hear what she had to say that upset so many women pundits.  

      And yes, I too am concerned about the general privacy issues with Facebook and Mighty Bell. But I wonder how much of that is my age and my own bias. I know a lot of younger women who don't see the same problems that I do and freely share on Facebook.

      I would love to have you contribute a diary expressing these opinions and ideas and the books as a counterpoint to this one. Not so much condemning Sandberg (of course you are free to do so) but presenting the real Rosie the Riveter and the work of some of the other writers you have mentioned.

      We must not confuse dissent with disloyalty - Edward R. Murrow

      by Susan Grigsby on Mon Mar 18, 2013 at 06:00:21 PM PDT

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