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Issue Date: Saturday, June 01, 2013 Issue: Summer 2013 Last Update: Tuesday, June 25, 2013

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Lean In - A Book About Women's Confidence And Will
Sheryl Sandberg discusses her first book Lean In, at the Katie Couric show. - Katie Couric
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Sheryl Sandberg, Facebook’s current chief operating officer, release her first ever published book, Lean In, in which she encourages women to “lean in” and gain the confidence and the will to lead.
She talks about women in the workforce and the problems they face within themselves. It is said that working women are more confine than men and tend to restrain themselves from striving further and reaching their potential. Unlike men, women are not as confident or assertive. Men will be fearless and take on a challenge whether they think they can handle it or not; however, women tend to undervalue themselves and hide under their shells. 
Although society has come a long way from the male dominating patriarchal system and although there are now many doors open for women, feminism still remains. Numbers show that there are more men in the workforce that obtain high, leadership positions than there are women. 
The problem is not that women aren’t capable. They are hard workers with diligence, responsibility, and intelligence, but they lack the faith and assurance in themselves. Sheryl Sandberg mentioned that women systematically underestimate their abilities: men attribute their success to themselves, while women attribute their success to other external factors. Men will say that their accomplishments were because they were skillful and clever; however, when women do well, they will say that it was because they just really worked hard, were lucky, or someone helped them.
Women have this idea that when they do something or when they say something, it must be 100% right. They are less outspoken and conceal themselves in discussions because many times they fear that they may seem unintelligent and might be looked down upon.  Also, women do not negotiate for themselves, unlike men, and do not voice their opinion. 
Now, girls in MLEC do not tend to have these issues. In the recent SGA and class officer elections, the majority of the candidates were girls. But although these girls get off to a good start at the young age, things may be different in the future once they are out in the real world, in a real workforce. 
“I see that girls are being more outspoken in my class; however, I think once we get older, we have other responsibilities to take care of that prevent us from being able to reach these leadership positions,” said Mrs. Desimone. 
Because of traditional responsibilities women have which separate them from men, women are not able to reach the top of their profession because of time or because they cannot stay in the workforce. 
Also, although we’ve had many women rights movements and succeeded in giving women equal rights, prejudice still lingers. 
“Assertive women tend to be looked at differently than assertive men,” said Mr. Moffi. 
So, what is it that the female jaguars of MLEC can do to make sure they stay in the workforce in the future and reach their highest potential? 
This school is full of young women that have a great future ahead of them, but it is important that their confidence remains and does not die out in the future. They must be able to voice their opinion and negotiate for themselves regardless of any external forces. And also, they must not be hasty in their decisions to drop out of the work force. However, the girls in MLEC seem to be already off to a good start. 
“I believe the young women of MLEC will be pushing the envelope and their outcome may be different because they will be better enable to shape the future,” said Mrs. Castro. 

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3/24/2013 11:29:29 AM by Satin    
The true battle should not be for equality, it s/b for superiority. http://satinthenewsavior.wordpress.com/2013/03/23/fitness-feminism-and-satin/
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